Looking to report an invasive species in Hawaii? There's an app for that

Looking to report an invasive species in Hawaii? There's an app for that

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's is home to dozens of endangered plants found no where else in the world, and the Department of Land and Natural resources is working to protect those species.

With the launch of a new app, the public can now easily report invasive species to the DLNR.

The app allows users to upload photos and map coordinates when reporting invasive species sightings. It's intended to compliment the existing 643-Pest hotline.

With the improved mobile app, the DLNR hopes to respond quicker and eradicate invasive species.

To download the app on your Apple or Android device, search 643 Pest in the app store. Or to report a pest, click here.

The launch of the app is a part of the DLNR's 10-year initiative to strengthen biosecurity in Hawaii.

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