The Trump administration is disbanding two federal advisory boards focused on protecting marine life and battling invasive species.
The US government has given more than $US5 million to fight invasive species in its overseas territories and states. The money will fund programmes that include exterminating the coconut rhinocerous beetle and invasive trees, as well as supporting coral farming.
The high seas begin 200 nautical miles from coastal shores, beyond the jurisdiction of any country. Their vast expanse and distance from shore pose challenges for exploration and knowledge gathering. However, scientific expeditions in recent years have revealed that these areas, which make up nearly two-thirds of the world’s ocean, harbor an incredible array of species that provide essential services for life on Earth.
How do you solve a problem like an invasion of feral cats? No, it’s not a scenario from a sci-fi dystopia but a real conundrum for scientists, authorities, and conservationists in Australia.
The New Zealand Department of Conservation (NZDOC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) officially signed a Declaration of Intent which sees the NZDOC become the first partner of the Pacific Regional Invasive Species Management Support Service (PRISMSS).
This job exists to coordinate project delivery in the 4 project countries including providing and receiving information, aggregating and reporting as well as supporting the countries to implement their activities and reporting requirements.
A new milestone is being reached for the Pacific Islands, with the very first Pacific Invasive Species Programme Management course coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with the Pacific Regional Invasive Species Management Support Service (PRISMSS).
While the Government is responding to the incursion of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, it is also investigating how the pest entered Vanuatu...There are speculations the beetle got into the country on a vessel carrying aggregate and construction equipment. Link to full article below.
The state of emergency declared over the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle in the north east of Vanuatu's Efate island is likely to be extended...the Ministry of Agriculture's Phillip Meto said the destruction of beetle breeding sites had not been completed and the emergency could be extended.Th