Birds, Not Mosquitoes
I Ola Nā Manu Nahele - So The Forest Birds Thrive
Birds, Not Mosquitoes is a multi-agency partnership urgently working to protect the native Hawaiian honeycreepers from extinction. The southern house mosquito is invading these birds’ habitats and spreading a deadly disease called avian malaria.
Together, the partnership will use naturally-occurring bacteria as a mosquito “birth control” to suppress the southern house mosquito populations in Hawaiʻi.
This is a multi-phase project planned to begin on Maui and Kauaʻi, then expand statewide throughout the main Hawaiian islands. All phases of the project will follow the required regulatory pathways before moving forward.