Problem Definition-Baseline

Invasive alien species (IASs) on islands have broad impacts across biodiversity, agriculture, economy, health and culture, which tend to be stronger than on continents. Across small-island developing states (SIDSs), although only a small number of IASs are widely distributed, many more, including those with greatest impact, are found on only a small number of islands. Patterns of island invasion are not consistent across SIDS geographic regions, with differences attributable to correlated patterns in island biogeography and human development.

An international team of scientists undertook a field study on Aitutaki and Mitiaro of Belkin’s Bitingmidge,

Survey information and notes on Mitiaro Sandflies in the Cook Islands.