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Provides links to resources in the Pacific Islands with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Interior Provides $1.5 Million to Combat Invasive Species and Protect Natural Resources in the Insular Areas (Aug 20, 2018)
DOI. Office of Insular Affairs.
Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. "Invasive species in the islands are disruptive for both marine and terrestrial resources in the islands, which already face a delicate balance," said Assistant Secretary Domenech. "Secretary Zinke and I are pleased to help control and eradicate invasive species in the islands in order to protect public health, livelihoods, and fragile environments and economies."

Battler Resource Base
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. Pacific Invasives Learning Network.
This resource is to assist Pacific island invasive species practitioners in their battle against invasive species. It includes the Pacific Invasive Species Battler Series on common Pacific topical issues and an option to see what new resources have been added lately. You can also search for documents, case-studies, reports and other media by selecting the appropriate "Guidelines" theme or objective, or use the general search function by selecting tags related to the resources.

A Pacific Battle to Eradicate the Rhinoceros Beetle (Oct 2017)
Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Recently, the health of coconut palms has come under severe threat. The Pacific Community (SPC), working with Pacific Island countries and territories, and development partners, is looking for ways to meet this threat before it devastates the hopes of economic progress in the region. In August of 2017 an alert was issued identifying a new danger to the Pacific, which is causing devastation to coconut palms and expanding rapidly across the region. The new threat comes from a longstanding adversary in the region: the rhinoceros beetle.

Pacific Countries Review International Standards to Deter Introduction of Plant Pests (Oct 7, 2016)
Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Plant Pest and Quarantine executives and trading partners from 13 Pacific Island countries are in Fiji this week to investigate ways to better prevent and control the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases across country borders. To address such global issues, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has drafted International Standard Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) which have been reviewed by countries, including the Pacific countries attending the three-day Regional International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Workshop which concluded yesterday.

Partnership

PIAkey: Identification Guide to Ants of the Pacific Islands
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; University of California - Davis.

Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Invasive Species in Palau
Convention on Biological Diversity. Clearing-House Mechanism; Palau Office of Environmental Response and Coordination.

Invasive Alien Species in the Austral-Pacific Region: National Reports & Directory of Resources (PDF | 3.65 MB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.
See also: GISP Publications and Reports for more reports.

Island Biodiversity and Invasive Species
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Cooperative Islands Initiative
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit
Pacific Biosecurity; Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme; Pacific Community.

International Government

Plant Health
Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

Invasive Alien Woody Species in Pacific Island Forests
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

Guidelines for Invasive Species Management in the Pacific: a Pacific Strategy for Managing Pests, Weeds and Other Invasive Species (2009; PDF | 2.87 MB)
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Professional

FFTC Document Database - Plant Protection Publications
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center.

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