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Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat removal on Pacific island

Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.

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Pacific islands invasive species data to be available globally

Helping Pacific islands publish data on alien and invasive species to support invasive species management is at the core of a regional workshop at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) this week.

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Battling Invasive Species in the Pacific : outcomes of the regional GEF-PAS IAS project

The GEF-PAS funded project "Prevention, control and management of invasive alien species in the Pacific islands' was implemented from late 2011 until September 2016.  The project which involved the nine participating countries of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, was designed to assist in implementing the regional framework "Guidelines for Managing Invasive Species in the Pacific.

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)

The Global Invasive Species Database is a free, online searchable source of information about alien and invasive species that negatively impact biodiversity. The GISD aims to increase public awareness about invasive species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities by disseminating specialist’s knowledge and experience to a broad global audience.

Disappearing Mosquitoes Leave Clues About Basic Ecology

In 2011, Island Conservation, USFWS, and TNC removed invasive rats from Palmyra Atoll to protect native species. Now researchers have found that disease-carrying mosquitoes have disappeared.

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Threatened Island Biodiversity Database (TIB)

The Threatened Island Biodiversity Database is a global dataset of threatened island species at risk from invasive vertebrates. Partners include Island Conservation, University of California at Santa Cruz, Coastal Conservation Action Laboratory, BirdLife International, and the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group.

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