RM: Pest and Weed Control

Conduct comprehensive management programs for high priority aquatic and land-based pests and weeds, including new or evolving species.

Why is it important?

Invasive species are a major threat to native flora and fauna. Eradicating or managing pests is an important part of biodiversity conservation, protection and restoration. There are also significant impacts on agricultural industries from pests and weeds.

Examples of local action:

Tilapia control program.
Pond apple control program.
Management of aquatic weeds like Frogbit, Miconia, Limnocharis.

Establish monitoring programs for invasive ants.

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