In June/July 2002 an eradication programme to remove Pacific rats from Maninita Island in the Vava'u group of the Kingdom of Tonga was initiated. The techniques used were similar to those
used in successful rat eradications in New Zealand, in that Pestoff 20R pellets and a network of bait stations were used.
Conditions on the island were not what was expected, the forest having been adversely affected by cyclone Waka and subsequent defoliation by caterpillars, resulting in an open forest canopy. Rats were found to be present on the island in high numbers and were breeding.
Work is based around country visits by the network coordinator to support PILN teams to identify and take strategic action to manage their priority invasive species. The network is functioning by sharing awareness of successful activities being earned out by the teams, providing the mechanism for other teams to do the same, and actively encouraging them to do so.
Capacity building is linked to on-going invasive species projects and achieved through workshops and exchanges.
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Williamson and Sabath (1982) have demonstrated a significant relationship between modern population size and environment by examining atoll area and rainfall in the Marshall Islands. The present work seeks to extend that argument into prehistory by examining the relationship of ancient habitation sites and size of aroid pit agricultural systems to atoll land area and rainfall regime along the 1,500-3,500 mm precipitation gradient in the Marshall Islands.
This dataset hosts Palau's State of Environment (SOE) reports.
A report that outlines the status of endemic plants of Palau resulting from a population inventory of specific species with a focus on taking a close look at a few poorly known species while simultaneously aiming to progress knowledge on a broader scale.
Palau has not produced a definitive list of endangered species although a number of species have been accorded legal protection. All endemics are vulnerable due to their sole residence being a single remote archipelago. This dataset host the available records of red list for Palau as recorded by IUCN.
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Palau using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013)* - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019
The draft 2018 Palau Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Policy has the Vision of: Palau enriched by healthy
forests that sustain our culture and livelihoods, expand our economy and strengthen the resilience of our island ecosystems and communities.
This is Volume I of the Regional Biosecurity Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii.
United States Department of the Navy. 2015. Regional Biosecurity Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii, Volume I. Eds. University of Guam and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Palau's National Invasive Species and Biosecurity Strategic Action Plan 2018-2022 describes goals, objectives, and actions for the National Invasive Species Committee (NISC) and associated members.
Regional framework to assess the regional monitoring indicators that measure the status of managed conservation areas set aside under the Micronesia Challenge. The tool allows you to see the monitoring progress and learn more about the monitoring data collected across the region.
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.