The second section of this feature film explores different conservation strategies for forest birds on Kaua’i. Educator Billy DeCosta talks about the family tradition of boar hunting to keep pig populations in check while Dr. Lisa Cali Crampton describes conservation fencing to limit the access of these animals to certain areas of the forest. Wild pigs not only destroy habitat, but their wallows provide breeding grounds for mosquitos. Mosquitos are vectors for diseases like avian malaria, which Kaua’i’s forest birds are particularly susceptible.
Take a few minutes to see what these folks have to say. The video is formatted to start on the segment dedicated to Kaua’i.