Management Action

This guide is intended to be used by those working in biosecurity, with the aim of empowering the Biosecurity Officer and other government officers in South Georgia to rapidly detect nonnative species of terrestrial invertebrates caught on sticky traps. It is not intended to enable government staff to identify terrestrial invertebrates to species level, for this further assistance will be required from a relevant specialist, but it will help staff to detect and prioritise potential invasive species.

In 2016 the project Tackling Invasive Non-Native Species in the UK Overseas Territories was initiated, funded through the FCO’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The project objective is “to improve the biosecurity of the OTs against invasive non-native species to improve their environmental resilience and food security; achieved through reducing the risk and impact of invasion and natural hazards via technical assistance and capacity building”.

This guide is intended to be used by those working in biosecurity, with the aim of empowering the Biosecurity Officer and other government officers in South Georgia to rapidly detect nonnative species of terrestrial invertebrates caught on sticky traps. It is not intended to enable government staff to identify terrestrial invertebrates to species level, for this further assistance will be required from a relevant specialist, but it will help staff to detect and prioritise potential invasive species.

The aim of this consultancy is to prepare a broad analysis of legal and institutional options for the establishment and management of Conservation Areas in fourteen independent Pacific Island countries. The full terms of reference for the consultancy are annexed at Appendix 1.

Invasive alien species are recognised as one of the leading threats to biodiversity and also impose enormous costs on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and other human enterprises, as well as on human health. Rapidly accelerating human

International Symposium on, Managing vertebrate invasive species. August 7-9, 2007, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.