PRISMSS is the premium regional service to help Pacific Island countries “Restore Island Resilience” and provide direct livelihood benefits for their communities. The outlined resources were developed and designed to mainstream PRISMSS as a tool for building climate resilience through managing invasive species with its five thematic programmes.
PRISMSS Services in the Pacific
PRISMSS provides Pacific Island countries with access to best practice and expertise in managing invasive species. Five programmes of PRISMSS involve Protect Our Islands, Predator Free Pacific, War On Weeds, Natural Enemies Natural Solutions, and Resilient Ecosystems Resilient Communities which address all thematic areas of IS management.
New Zealand Government backs PRISMSS
In a speech at COP 15 in 2022, New Zealand's Minister for Climate Change, the Hon. James Shaw, expressed his support for any initiatives aimed at stepping up the management of invasive species. As a crucial step to boosting the Pacific Islands' climatic adaptability, this is crucial.
PRISMSS on BBC World
The management of invasive species was discussed as a crucial action for restoring the resilience in the Pacific Island nations at the COP 27 on November 12, 2022. Featuring Eades, David (BBC World). Invasive species management is one really good example of that because it makes Pacific Island states that much more resilient to climate change.
Managing Invasive Species for a resilient Pacific
The communities and ecosystems of Pacific Island countries may be more resilient to climate change if invasive species are dealt with. As a regional mechanism to increase support and aid nations in mainstreaming invasive species management, the GEF supported the development of the Pacific Regional Invasive Species Management Support Service. The broad implications of invasive species management for biodiversity, the SDGs, and beyond are covered at this event.
PRISMSS revives biological control in Samoa
By incorporating the NENS program into its management efforts to eliminate the widespread invasive weeds in the nation, Samoa formally renews its fight against invasive species. Samoa joins the likes of the Cook Islands, Tonga, and Niue in focusing on two invasive weeds at first, the African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) and the Koster's curse (Clidemia hirta), with additional target weeds like the Tamaligi.
Invasive species management creates line of defense
PRISMSS offers support by providing technical expertise in the removal and management of invasive species to create a green line of defense in the Pacific through its five regional programmes
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