The United States Department of Agriculture defines invasive species as species that are “non-native (alien) to the ecosystem”, and that have the potential to “cause economic or environmental harm” as well as harm to humans.
A check by predator-seeking dogs last week confirmed rats have been removed from the 300-hectare, off the coast of Great Barrier Island, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said. "This is a major milestone because Rakitū is the last DOC administered island in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to be mad
Fiordland is home to a unique marine environment...Department of Conservation operations director southern South Island Aaron Fleming has described it as a globally significant area. It was high in biodiversity and home to many special species such as black coral and soft corals like
U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W.
Island Conservation is releasing a request for proposals for a heavy-lift drone with advanced capabilities to improve technology and methodology for the removal of invasive rats from the Ulong Island group in Palau’s Rock Island Southern Lagoon...Ulong is a chain of 14 limestone islands and islet
The Seychelles was one of the ?rst tropical island nations to implement island restoration resulting in biodiversity gain. In the 2000s a series of rat eradication attempts was undertaken in the inner Seychelles islands which had mixed results. Three private islands with tourist resorts successfully eradicated rats: Frégate (2000), Denis Island (2003) and North Island (2005). Frégate Island was successful with the ?rst eradication attempt whereas North and Denis Islands were initially unsuccessful, and both required second eradication operations.
The small uninhabited island of Monuriki (40.4 ha) in western Fiji is of national and international conservation concern for its several protected species. Exotic invasive species and a Category 5 cyclone have exacerbated conservation challenges. The cooperation of local, national, and international stakeholders continues to be crucial in restoration of the island’s native ?ora and fauna. This summary presents a timeline of restoration efforts and current status of the recovery programme for Monuriki.
The red vented-bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): invasion dynamics and ecological impacts of an introduced pest bird in New Caledonia and implications for management
Suite à la soutenance de thèse effectuée en juillet 2018 à l’Université de Massey, le manuscrit de Martin Thibault, intitulé « Le bulbul à ventre rouge (Pycnonotus cafer): dynamique d’invasion et impacts écologiques d’un oiseau introduit en Nouvelle Calédonie. Invasive alien species are a major cause of biodiversity loss globally, especially on islands where high species richness and levels of endemism accentuate their impacts.
Eradication of invasive animals and other island restoration practices in Seychelles: achievements, challenges and scaling up perspectives
In recent decades Seychelles has accumulated extensive experience in the management of invasive species and other island restoration practices. Non-government organisations (NGOs), governmental, parastatal and private stakeholders have conducted successful programmes to control and eradicate invasive animals and plants, particularly on small islands of high biodiversity value. Biosecurity protocols have been implemented to prevent (re)infestations.