Voices of Science: The Coquistador

A small red frog sitting on a reddish green leaf
A coqui frog rests on a red ti plant leaf.

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The Hawai'i Voices of Science episodes tell natural resource stories on Hawai'i Island.

A noisy little amphibian is causing quite the ruckus on Hawaii Island - the invasive coqui frog. Coming all the way from Puerto Rico, the coqui frog has invaded Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Coqui threaten the native ecosystems and shatter the natural soundscapes in the park. But The Coquistador is on the case! Biological Resource Technician Kim Dilman works by night, removing frogs from the landscape to protect sensitive areas and preserve the native, natural resources in the park.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Last updated: September 12, 2019