Atherton, James

This report is a summary of the community consultations held on December 11, 2015 to discuss the draft operational plan for the restoration of the O Le PupĂș Pu'e (OLPP) NP, as well as the community consultation were funded under the GEF-PAS (Global Environment Facility - Pacific Alliance for Sustainability) Regional Invasive Species Management Project.

This report describes the results of the simulation exercise carried out to test the understandability, relevance, practicality and effectiveness of the Samoa Invasive Species Emergency Response Plan (SISERP) to invasive species emergencies. The exercise was conducted on June 26, 2015 at the MAF Crops Research Centre at Nu'u. A hypothetical invasive species outbreak of the Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) was simulated in the exercise.

This report was prepared for the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) by consultant James Atherton with the assistance of Forestry Division Staff in particular Vailega Timoteo Molesi and Peteli Pese