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Use economic analysis to battle invasive species

Pages from use-economic-analysis-battle-invasive-speciesThe presence of invasive species generally leads to negative impacts, some perhaps irreversible, and the economic costs from the impacts and their management can be substantial and long-lasting. Efforts to understand the extent of damages caused by invasive species are slowly gaining momentum globally; however, in many countries, efforts are only beginning. This guide will assist Pacific island practitioners to use the costs that result from invasive species incursions to gain support to fund prevention, management, restoration, research and outreach.
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Use anticoaculant rodent bait safely

Pages from use-anticoagulant-rodent-bait-safelyAnticoagulant rodenticides are an important tool for managing rodents by increasing the chances of success and lowering the resources required. This guide was developed to assist non-specialists in gaining a better understanding of the risks, costs, and benefits of using anticoagulant rodenticides. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that rodenticides are used responsibly and that the risk of negative impacts to people and the environment is minimised. Failure to do so could result in the loss of support for the use of these useful tools.
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Removing rodents from small tropical islands with success

Pages from remove-rodents-small-tropical-islandsWhile eradication projects on large islands require substantial funding and a high level of technical and logistical support, projects on small islands are much simpler and can achieve success with much less funding and outside assistance. The Pacific has thousands of such islands that can contribute to significant biodiversity outcomes. The purpose of this guide is to assist the practitioner in removing invasive rodents from small islands (less than 20 hectares) where access to all parts of the island is possible. These guidelines are designed to be used in conjunction with the resource 'Use anticoagulant rodent bait safely'.

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Manage myna birds in the Pacific

Pages from manage-myna-birds-pacificExperience shows that you can get rid of myna while their population is small, but once the population becomes widespread, ongoing management will be required if the impacts of myna are to be reduced. This guide offers solutions and advice on how to decide what to do if myna are an issue in your country and was prepared by David Butler and Bill Nagle, who have assisted Pacific countries with myna solutions for both goals of eradication and control.

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Find answers online to common invasive species questions

Pages from find-answers-online-common-invasive-species-questionsThe invasive battler has a difficult job. Many of the management solutions for invasive species require a broad base of information to determine the best way to approach an issue and determine if the approach is feasible. Likely questions a battler will face are: what is that species? How did it get here and where will it go next? Is it a risk to our environment or other important national asset? Where else is this species found and what did they do about it? This guide was developed to assist the invasive species battler in accessing information to answer these questions and decide about management action.
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Catch it early: Invasive Species early detection and rapid response

Pages from early-detection-rapid-responseEarly Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) systems are the first line of defence against invasive species once they have penetrated national or inter-island biosecurity systems. For these systems to be effective, a plan is required to coordinate the responsible agencies and ensure both the systems and equipment to address the detected species are in place prior to the response. Several countries have developed these plans recently, which are available on the Battler Resource Base.

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Develop a National or Territorial invasive species strategy and action plan

Pages from create-nissapNational or Territory Invasive Species Strategies and Action Plans (NISSAP) are a critical document to ensure invasive species management is coordinated within a country or territory and that the different sectors involved with invasive species management are working together toward the same goals. NISSAP are essential to show political will for managing invasive species and are looked upon favourably by funding bodies.

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Campaign to battle invasive species in the Pacific

Pages from campaign-battle-invasive-speciesDealing with invasive species is a huge job. Invasive species are everyone's responsibility, but people can only help if they are aware and know what they can change to make a difference. This guide is designed to support your creation of cost-effective communications campaigns to reduce the impact of invasive species in Pacific Island nations. In January 2015, the Invasive Species team from (SPREP) began a targeted public campaign to stop the spread of the little fire ant across the Pacific. This guide uses examples from the "Stop the Little Fire Ant!" campaign to highlight the key steps needed to develop and implement an effective strategy.
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Battle invasive species that threaten marine managed areas

Pages from battle-invasives-marine-managed-areasMarine invasive species have received much less attention than terrestrial species worldwide. In the Pacific, the marine environment provides us with a significant part of our diet and income. Marine Managed Areas focus on protecting these important resources for livelihood purposes, biodiversity and ecosystem function, tourism and many other benefits. Although invasive species management is more difficult in the marine environment, it is not something we can neglect, and the efforts we put in need to increase. This guide seeks to provide some options for this management.
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Cleaner Pacific 2025: Pacific Regional Waste and Pollution Management Strategy

Pages from Cleaner Pacific 2025 WEBThis is a comprehensive long-term strategy for integrated sustainable waste management and pollution prevention and control in the Pacific islands region until 2025. It provide s a strategic management framework to address waste, chemicals and pollutants that will reduce associated threats to sustainable development of the region. Priority areas for management include municipal solid waste, asbestos, electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), healthcare waste, chemicals (such as persistent organic pollutants, ozone depleting substances and mercury), used oil and lubricants, marine litter, ship-sourced pollution, disaster waste and liquid waste (such as sewage and trade waste).
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Cleaner Pacific 2025: Pacific Regional Waste and Pollution Management Strategy - implementation plan, 2016-2019

Pages from Cleaner Pacific Implementation Plan  WEBThis four-year implementation plan (2016–2019) was developed in consultation with Pacific island countries and territories and allocates responsibilities for individual activities to both the Secretariat and Pacific island countries and territories. At the country and territory level, several national entities have been designated as lead agencies, including government departments responsible for waste management, chemicals, and pollution prevention; national departments of health; national departments responsible for bio-security; and national maritime authorities. Successful implementation of Cleaner Pacific 2025 at the national level will therefore require the establishment of strong national coordination mechanisms.
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Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Assessment

Pages from Final-digital-smThroughout the tropical Pacific, fisheries and aquaculture make vital contributions to economic development, government revenue, food security, and livelihoods. Climate change, and ocean acidification, are expected to have profound effects on the status and distribution of coastal and oceanic habitats, the fish and invertebrates they support and, as a result, the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture.

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A guide to the linkages between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, NBSAPs and the Objectives of the Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 2014-2020

Pages from linkagesThe main objectives of this guide are to: ƒƒbuild clear linkages and synergies between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific islands region 2014–2020, and NBSAPs; ƒƒassist in harmonising coordination and implementation of conservation efforts towards the achievement of priorities in the NBSAPs which will subsequently contribute to the achievement of relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as Framework objectives.

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The State of Asbestos in the Pacific

Pages from The State of Asbestos in the Pacific1-2The regional survey was undertaken by the PacWaste (Pacific Hazardous Waste Management) project – a €7.85 million, four year project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to improve regional hazardous waste management across the Pacific.

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Integrated vulnerability assessment framework for atoll islands : a collaborative approach

Pages from iva-framework-atollsThis resource material is designed as a generic guide for planning, implementing and reporting an integrated vulnerability assessment (IVA) that targets atoll communities in the Pacific Islands region. It is based on a sustainable livelihoods-based approach that combines the assessment of vulnerability to both climate change and disasters.

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Drought management and response plan for Abaiang Island Community : Summary

Pages from drought-mrp-abaiang-kiribati-summary This publication is about droughts in Abaiang, Kiribati. Drought occurs in Abaiang after long periods of low rainfall. In some villages, this causes fresh well water to turn brackish and this impacts communities and individuals ability to access fresh water and maintain their health and livelihood. Drought occurs at dierent times in each village depending on their vulnerability to drought.

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Abaiang island, Kiribati : a whole-of-island integrated vulnerability assessment

Pages from abaiang-kiribati-iva-assessment-reportThis report presents the outcomes of a Whole-of-Island Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (WoI-IVA) conducted on Abaiang Atoll in Kiribati in September 2013. The WoI approach to vulnerability assessment and resilience development was initiated by the Government of Kiribati, and Abaiang Atoll was selected as the first site to trial this approach. The 2013 vulnerability assessment was guided by the first draft of the WoI-IVA framework (SPC 2014), which was conceptualised and developed by the Kiribati National Expert Group (KNEG) in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Whole of island approach, Abaiang atoll, Kiribati : integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessment - synthesis report

Pages from iva-assessment-synthesis-abaiang The Government of Kiribati selected Abaiang and Tabiteuea North from a group of atolls considered 'most vulnerable'. Then due to factors such as the inland shift of 80 metres of the coastline threatening Tebunginako village and the comparatively large population size and proximity to Tarawa, Abaiang was selected as the first atoll for the Whole of Island approach to take place.

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Pacific guidelines for INDCs : a guide to the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and their further implementation

Pages from INDC-guidelinesThis guide provides practical guidance to Pacific island countries (PICs) on how to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or 'INDCs' to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.

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Powering up remote Tuvalu through solar

Pages from Tuvalu-Final-web-Nov15In February 2015, PIGGAREP sent a small team to the remote islands of Tuvalu to find out about how access to 24 hour solar power looks set to change people’s lives. This publication, and a companion film, document some of the discussions between the PIGGAREP team and local communities about the many benefits that will come about as a result of powering up remote Tuvalu by solar.

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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) of Republic of Nauru

Pages from Nauru-BIORAP-WebThe purpose of the Nauru BIORA P was to improve the state of knowledge of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, to provide a scientific basis for the conservation and management of nationally, regionally and globally important ecosystems and species. A particular focus was to identify areas of conservation value and to investigate opportunities for establishing marine and terrestrial protected areas. A fundamental principle is that decision-making should rest with resource owners and communities. The BIORAP provided opportunities for community members and Government staff to participate and receive training from the expert team.

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Pacific Islands Shark and Ray : policy brief

Pages from shark-ray-policy-briefWhile management of tuna and other commercial fish stocks is not core business for SPREP, maintenance of a productive oceanic ecosystem and conservation of threatened and migratory species clearly is core business, which is why SPREP has prepared this Policy Brief dealing with conservation of shark and ray populations. The aim of this Brief is to summarise the status and trends of shark and ray species in the Pacific islands region, and to provide advice on their conservation to PICT governments.


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A tamaliki ko gaasue! : se tala ki mafulifuliga o tau o aso

Pages from Tuvalu version Children take Action 2015 webThis story is to assist the process of learning about climate and climate change.  We hope it will spur you and your young readers on to learn more about the global challenge of climate change and what steps each child can take to deal with a global problem through his or her everyday actions.

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Ko e savea ki he ngaahi me'amo'ui 'o e vahefonua Vava'u', Pule'anga 'o Tonga : lipooti fakatahataha ko e ola tefito' mo e ngaahi fokotu'u'

Pages from Tonga-Web-smallKo e savea ki he ngaahi me′amo′ui ko e polokalama fekumi ki he me′a mo′ui, na′e fakahoko ′i he ′ātakai ′o e ngaahi potu tahi΄ mo e ngaahi konga fonua΄, pea na′e fakataumu′a ia ke vakai′i ′a e felālāve′i ′a e ngaahi me′amo′ui ′o e ngaahi feitu′u ′oku tokolahi taha ai.

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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) of the Vava'u Archipelago, Kingdom of Tonga

Pages from Vavau-Biorap-Final-smallThe Biological Rapid Assessment Programme (BIORAP) is a biological survey based on a concept developed by Conservation International and designed to use scientific information to catalyse conservation action.  BIORAP methods are designed to rapidly assess the biodiversity of highly diverse areas and to train local scientists in biodiversity survey techniques. The BIORAP can be considered a spatial and temporal 'snapshot' of Vava'u's full range of biodiversity.

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SPREP Annual Report 2014

Pages from AnnRep2014The 2014 Annual Report, available in both English and French, documents the many projects and activities through which SPREP has supported Pacific island Member countries and territories to address their environmental and development challenges in 2014. These challenges include climate change - identified by Pacific Leaders as the major challenge facing the region; biodiversity loss - with rates of loss among some of the highest in the world for some species; and ever increasing levels of solid and hazardous waste in Pacific countries and territories ...

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PACC Demonstration Guide: Piloting climate change adaptation in food production and food security on low-lying atolls of Solomon Islands (PTR19)

Pages from PACCTechRep19This demonstration guide provides a comprehensive description of the Solomon Islands PACC project, from inception and early planning stages, through design and implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. Aimed primarily at climate change practitioners across the Pacific region, it gives details of the planning and execution of this food security project, with a focus on lessons learned along the way and best practices identified.

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Waste Assessment Guide: for the export and import of used lubricant and used oil

Pages from waste-assessment-guideThis document provides guidance on the procedures that should be followed when exporting or importing used lubricants and used oil, in order to comply with the international conventions that govern the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. It is intended for use by individuals and companies involved in exporting or importing used oil, and by the government agencies tasked with ensuring that the movements are completed in accordance with national and international requirements.
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Managing the impacts of the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) in French Polynesia

Pages from LittleFireAnts ENG2This report is the result of a scoping trip to the Island of Tahiti in French Polynesia by a team from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP). The purpose of this trip was to study the recent invasion by the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata), assist with recommendations for mitigating the impacts of the species, develop waste management procedures that minimize further spread, and make suggestions for biosecurity planning. This report contains an assessment of the spatial distribution of little fire ants, a review of the history of introduction and spread of little fire ants and details of the current situation in the municipality of Mahina.
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PACC Demonstration Guide: Integrating climate risk into coastal road design in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (PTR18)

Pages from PACCTechRep18-webThis report focuses specifically on the demonstration project, with a brief summary of the achievements in mainstreaming and knowledge building. Aimed primarily at climate change practitioners across the Pacific region, it describes the project from inception and early planning stages, through design and implementation,to monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on lessons learned along the way and best practices identified. As with the demonstration guides from the other PACC projects, the hope is that future projects can build on the experiences of PACC, contributing to a more resilient Pacific region.

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