Invasive Plants

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.

Invasive alien ornamental plants are a global problem, especially on oceanic islands, and can have severe impacts on native biodiversity. Pinanga coronata, is an ornamental palm tree that can form mono-dominant stands in its native habitat and is widely cultivated throughout the tropics. Here we investigate the introduction, spread, impact and management of this invasive palm in the Fiji Islands, using extensive discussions with local experts and ?eld surveys.

To determine the top 20 manageable invasive plants in Samoa and to then prioritises the work that needs to be done to manage them effectively. The workshop will aim:

Poster or infographic on invasive plants in the Cook Islands.