Conserving St Helena’s endemic invertebrates through invasive invertebrate control


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS104

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Saint Helena Government, Buglife, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), Mid Atlantic Island Invertebrate Specialist Group (MAIISG)
Start Date:
08-06-20
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£298,965.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Invasive species
Broad Approches:
Species conservation
Specific Tools:
Cepa, Monitoring, Nbsap, Training, Research, Research training
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
St Helena has over 420 endemic terrestrial invertebrate species and many are threatened by invasive invertebrates. The project will facilitate endemic invertebrate recovery and re-establish their associated ecosystem functions, by testing and establishing invasive invertebrate control methods. Focusing on the wasp Vespula vulgaris, key ant species (e.g. Pheidole megacephala) and the Springbok mantis (Miomantis caffra). While also building local capacity, embedding results and engaging people in citizen science. This project will be a collaboration with government, local community and partners.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS104 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS104 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS104 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00