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...
Islands are biodiversity hotspots, yet the decline of island species is more rapid than anywhere else in the world. Click on the link below to read the full article.
International Team Removes Invasive Rats to Protect Food Supplies, Livelihoods, and Native Wildlife on Tropical Pacific Island
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.
Low lying tropical islands could be uninhabitable within 30 years due to rising sea levels and wave-driven flooding, new research suggests.Click on the link below to read the full article.
Palmyra Atoll has been declared a Hope Spot due to its diversity of life and critical importance to the health of the world"s oceans.Click on the link below to read the full article.
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.
Island Studies Journal special section on "Approaches to Island Spatial Planning" - Call for Papers (deadline: 31 October 2018)
Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is considering the publication of a special section to be included in its November 2019 issue (Vol. 14, No. 2), dedicated to the theme "Approaches to island spatial planning".Click on the link below for further...
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.
The 7ICEF aims to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the current and future issues surrounding island environments, bringing together islanders, researchers, managers, and NGOs from a broad array of disciplines and fields.Click on the link...