In a recent article in Audubon Magazine titled, Mosquitoes to the Rescue! The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kaua’i’s Endangered Birds, author Lorraine Boissoneault covers the use of a bacteria to reduce mosquito populations. If you have been following the plight of Kauaʻi’s forest birds, then you already know that mosquito-borne diseases are decimating bird populations here on Kauaʻi. Using a technique that has been employed on the mainland to control mosquito-borne diseases that affect humans, Kauaʻi conservationists could effectively reduce mosquito populations in key forest bird habitat.
The full article features Kauaʻi birds and our own project leader, Lisa “Cali” Cramption. You can read the full story on the Audubon website.