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Brown Tree Snake Management in Guam
$2,000,000

This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI-1) requests $2,000,000 for:
APHIS Wildlife Services Office, Department of Agriculture
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite H420
Honolulu, HI 96819

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Summary

This request is for the Wildlife Services Office in Hawaii, which will be used to prevent the spread of the brown tree snake from Guam into the State of Hawaii. With no other snakes and no predators for snakes, the Brown Tree Snake, if introduced in Hawaii, would proliferate extremely quickly and decimate our ecosystem beyond repair. Once introduced in Guam, the Brown Tree Snake caused several bird species to go extinct and continually causes power outages when it climbs power lines. Preventing its introduction into Hawaii is much more cost-effective than dealing with the effects of its introduction.

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