Although we only became a formal entity in 2013, members of our team have been working on invasive ant activities in the Pacific since the early 2000's.
From 2013 to 2019 we led biosecurity and invasive ant management capacity-building work primarily in Tokelau and Kiribati, including workshops and on-the-ground control. We developed toolkits for invasive ants and pests and diseases of coconut for the Pacific.
Since 2019 we have co-led the Protect our Islands programme, and are working on a GEF 6 funded regional invasive species project. As well as implementing Protect our Islands, we are assisting Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Niue to develop National Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plans.
Our work would not be possible without the support of our funders, colleagues, and our in-country and regional agency partners.