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A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
IUCN has published new Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on Islands...Click on the link below for further details
Invasive species’ (often called pests, weeds and diseases) are plants, animals, disease agents and other organisms taken beyond their natural range by people, deliberately or unintentionally, and which become destructive to the environment or human...
If successful, this will be the first inhabited island within Palau to be cleared of rats. Click on the link below to read the full article.
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...
Pests already cause losses of around $220 billion a year, or around 10 - 16 percent of harvests...Click on the link below to read the full article.
Ms Lisa Tokanga Fe"ofa"aki Fanua of Vava"u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) from Tonga was the winner of the first Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year Award announced in December last year, making her the very first Battler of...
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.Click on the link...
With its white sands, clear waters and jutting mountains, Lord Howe Island is a slice of world heritage-listed paradise in the Pacific Ocean. There's just one problem - it is besieged by rats.Click on the link below to read the full story. 
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.Click on the link below to read the full story.