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The CRB Response
At the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Response, our mission is to protect Hawaii's communities, industries, and natural environment from the threats and impacts of CRB. In this short presentation, we'll cover what is a CRB, why do we care, who is the CRB Response, and how you can help.
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - a Threat to the Indigenous Hawaiian Culture
Leaders of Keiki O Ka 'Aina Family Learning Centers, a statewide non-profit organization, share their deep concerns about the potential devastating impact of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle on Hawaii's environment, economy, and perhaps most importantly, culture. If the beetle cannot be eradicated or controlled, it could threaten the perpetuation of cultural practices that are based on the coconut, loulu, kalo, and other culturally significant plants. This video was made by Outside Hawai'i for Malama Learning Center. copyright 2019
Cody: Canine Handler for Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Detection Dog
Meet Cody and Bravo: a dynamic duo of CRB Canine Handler and detection dog! Bravo is trained to sniff out coconut rhinoceros beetle larvae in potential breeding material. Cody helps Bravo hone his skills, and in this video he explains why he loves his job. Learn more about CRB at crbhawaii.org. Mahalo to Jordan Darley, our videographer! To get connected with Jordan or view more of his work, visit www.bydarls.com
Mahalo to our partners at Mālama Learning Center, Outside Hawaii, CGAPS, and others for these videos.
In the News
May 6, 2022: Lauhala weavers should be on the lookout for invasive beetle (The Conversation, HPR)
September 19, 2019: Department of Agriculture using dogs to sniff out invasive beetle (KHON 2 News)
July 29, 2021: Contactless Connecting: How we Brought Invasive Species Outreach Online (Hawaii Conservation Conference)
August 13, 2019: Coconut Rhino Beetle (The Conversation, HPR)
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