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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Frog Politics

Several ISW readers emailed about the latest in Hawaii's coqui (Eleutherdactylus coqui) saga. CNN is reporting that the mayor of Hawaii County, Harry Kim, has asked the state for $2 million in funding to implement a management plan to deal with the noisy amphibians. He is also planning to repeat a request to the Governor of Hawaii to declare a state of emergency over the frog infestation, which would make it easier to get funding. Mayor Kim previously declared a state of emergency for his county last April. You can read more about the coqui from the ISW by clicking here.

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