PIP’s goalis to assist Pacific island countries and territories in achieving more effective invasive species management. PIP and its member organisations do this by building local capacity and helping to tackle Pacific invasives problems.
A guiding strategy, the Guidelines for Invasive Species Management in the Pacific,
is the framework for action by all of the PIP member agencies and has been endorsed by 26 Pacific countries and territories.The Guidelines are a comprehensive checklist of all the elements that may be needed for an invasive species programme. They permit the user to choose the elements that are important to their work, whether they are working in a country and compiling a national or local programme, or working for a regional agency or an international NGO and compiling its programme of assistance to the region. The Guidelines do not prioritise, but they help you to prioritise based on your local or agency's circumstances.
Just one example of PIP agencies working together to achieve real results is the eradication of rats from Mt. Talau of Tonga, with bird species such as the Tongan Whistler already showing positive population growth.
Photo: Saia from Tonga and Sosefo from Wallis et Futuna set a rat trap to determine whether the eradication on Motutapu Island was successful. Monitoring consists of setting rat traps and looking for rat sign all over the island. It takes about 8 months for the rat population to build up to a detectable level on small islands following the eradication operation.
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