Invasive Plants

Invasive alien species represent an insidious and pervasive threat to the environmental, economic and human well-being of the Pacific islands. Pacific island ecosystems make up one of the world’s important biodiversity hotspots, with high numbers of endemic species that are particularly vulnerable to extinction due to their limited habitat and isolation.

Two Tiaea (Cuscutta) sites have been identified in Tupapa and Titikaveka. It is a destructive weed that can affect agriculture crops such as maniota, taro, etc.

An invasive plant that was recently introduced to the Cook Islands and only found on Aitutaki.

Poster of infographic on the giant sensitive weed, invasive plant, in the Cook Islands.

Poster or infographic on the grand balloon vine invasive plant in the Cook Islands.

Poster or infographic on invasive plants in the Cook Islands.

Mile-a-minute weed is an invasvie weed that has medicinal use.

Poster/flyer for red passionfruit awareness as an invasive alien plant.