Tool Description
Resource Kit for Rodent and Cat Eradication This Resource Kit provides project managers with a systematic approach to planning, implementing and sustaining rodent and cat eradication projects on islands.
Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management This Resource Kit provides project staff with a systematic approach to selecting, planning, implementing and sustaining their invasive plant management projects.
Equipment & Supplier Catalogue The purpose of the catalogue is to enable invasive species management practitioners to share information on equipment they have used and where it can be purchased. All the information on the catalogue has been provided by practitioners
Delimiting Surveys for Invasive Ants Information on how to do delimiting surveys on Anoplolepis gracilipes, Pheidole megacephala and Wasmannia auropunctata
Factsheets Description
PII Services Summary information on what PII can do for you and your organisation
Ant Surveillance and Preparation Techniques Information on how to carry out ant surveillance and specimen preparation techniques for identification
Rat Identification Images on how to identify Rattus exulans, Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus
Invasive Species & Climate Change Islands are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of invasive species and have caused biodiversity loss and ecosystem disturbance on islands worldwide. The combination of climate change and invasive species could be devastating for some native plants and animals as well as for food security, international trade and other economic activities in the Pacific. This factsheet looks at the link between invasive species and climate change.
Invasive Species & Food Security Invasive species have detrimental impacts on several sectors including food production, tourism and trade as well as ecosystems and biodiversity. This fact sheet looks at the impact invasive species have on food security in Pacific Island Countries and Territories and of ways to manage this threat.
Posters Description
Island Biosecurity Island Biosecurity is a very important part of a successful invasive species management project. Available in three languages:
English, Fijian and Samoan.
PII Project Process for Invasive Species Management This poster is a summary of the Six Stages that need to be completed to increase the chances of success for invasive species management projects
Rodent and Cat Project Process This poster is a summary of the steps needed to implement an eradication project for rodents and cats from islands
Invasive Plant Management Project Process This poster is a summary of the steps needed to implement an invasive plant management project


PII Publication
Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2010. Invasive Species Management in the Pacific: a review of national plans and current activities. Unpublished report for the Pacific Invasives Partnership. Prepared by Natasha Doherty and Souad Boudjelas. Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand. 26pp
Dhami, M., & Nagle, B. 2009. Review of the Biology and Ecology of the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and some implications for management of this invasive species. Pacific Invasives Initiative, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2010. Strategic Plan 2010-2015. Pacific Invasives I
nitiative, Auckland, New Zealand.
Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2009. Capacity Development Strategy.  Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand.
Wegmann, A. 2008. Land crab interference with eradication projects: Phase I – compendium of available information. Pacific Invasives Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand.
Other Publication
Burgiel, S.W. and Muir, A.A. 2010. Invasive Species, Climate Change and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Addressing Multiple Drivers of Global Change. Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), Washington, DC, US, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Convention on Biological Diversity. 2001, 12-16 March 2001. Invasive Alien Species, Case-studies and Country Comments on Invasive Alien Species. Paper presented at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Montreal.
Convention on Biological Diversity. 2003, 10-14 November 2003. Pilot Assessments: The Ecological and Socio-economic Impact of Invasive Alien Species on Island Ecosystems. Paper presented at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Montreal.
Fasi, J. 2009. Quantifying the Dominance of the Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) and its effects on crops in the Solomon Islands. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. The University of the South Pacific
Fish, J.; Chiche, Y.; Day, R.; Efa, N.; Witt, A.; Fessehaie, R.; Johnson, K.; Gumisizira, G. and Nkandu, B. 2010. Mainstreaming gender into prevention and management of invasive species. Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), Washington DC, US, Nairobi, Kenya. 64pp.
IUCN.2004.Turning the tide: the eradication of invasive species. Eds. Veitch, C.R. and Clouth, M.N.
Landcare Research. 2010. Prioritisation of targets for biological control of weeds on Pacific Islands. Landcare Research, New Zealand
McNeely, J. A., Mooney, H. A., Neville, L. E., Schei, P. J., & Waage, J. K. 2001. A Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK in collaboration with the Global Invasive Species Programme.
Narayan, E. 2009. Biology of the endangered Fijian Ground Frog (Platymantis vitiana): breeding and reproductive endocrinology. Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy in Biology Thesis. The University of the South Pacific
Roberts, A. 2003. Island Biosecurity SOP Best Practice Manual. Southland: Department of Conservation.
Sherley, G. 2000. Invasive Species in the Pacific: A Technical Review and Draft Regional Strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme with funding assistance from the Government of Australia.
SPREP.2009. Guidelines for invasive species management in the Pacific: a Pacific strategy for managing pests, weeds and other invasive species. Compiled by Alan Tye. SPREP, Apia, Samoa
Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group. 2000. Guidelines for the Prevention of Biodiversity Loss Caused by Alien Invasive Species, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Approved by the 51st Meeting of the IUCN Council, Gland Switzerland.
Wittenberg, R., & Cock, M. J. W. 2001. Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices (Vol. 228): CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK.

About Us

PII is a leading provider of technical support and capacity development for invasive species management in the Pacific.

Learn more


Follow Us



Contact Us