Synergy for Pacific Invasives

17 September 2009 | News story

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania and the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) are developing a synergistic mechanism for the delivery of Pacific services on addressing regional invasive species issues.

This synergy will provide the basis for the integrated delivery of an invasive species program for the Pacific that falls within the ISSG mandate and program of work as well as the IUCN Oceania program of work. Overlap between the two programs will be minimized and rather a coordinated and strategic approach will be adopted.

The ISSG ROP will act as the IUCN Oceania focal point for invasive species and represent IUCN Oceania at relevant invasive species meetings. Proposals will be submitted with IUCN Oceania to implement agreed activities that contribute to the program/work plan of IUCN Oceania and help ISSG achieve its goals for the Pacific region- to mainstream and raise awareness of invasive species issues; to facilitate links and networking between practitioners, communities and experts; and to provide reliable and current invasive species data and information to decision makers and practitioners that can be used for analysis and act as decision support tools.