Small islands, big difference: a campaign to save the world’s most vulnerable species
The objective of this event is to:
a) Raise awareness and understanding that invasive alien species are among the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly on islands
b) Demonstrate that invasive alien vertebrate removal from islands is a proven strategy to protect and maintain the diversity of island species
c) Engage nations, funders, practitioners and partners towards a campaign to remove of invasive species from islands on a coordinated global scale.
The event will comprise of a short presentation on the impacts of invasive alien vertebrates on island biodiversity using slides, followed by a demonstration of the decision making tools provided by the newly launched Threatened Island Biodiversity database. It will conclude with a Q&A session with island conservation experts covering policy, science, and project implementation aspects of the work.
12:00 – 13:00 Red Listing in the Pacific Islands: a roadmap to 2020
The purpose of this event is to communicate current Red Listing work taking place in the Pacific, to highlight conservation priorities, and to discuss the formation of a roadmap for species conservation work in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) from 2012-2020, especially using recommendations from the Pacific Islands Species Forum. The session will include some short presentations and will provide the opportunity for people to network and look at future possibilities for continuation of species work in the Pacific.