What we do
RSPB worked with the five UK Overseas territories in the South Atlantic, to build capacity to deal with the negative impacts of invasive species.
Invasive alien species are the leading threat to endemic birds, plants and invertebrates in the UK’s Overseas Territories (UKOTs). The South Atlantic UKOTs are all small islands with small populations and limited resources to deal with these threats themselves. The project involved provision of resources, training, and manpower to kick-start activities related to control of invasive species. Plans and strategies were developed to encourage continuation of this work after the project ends, and give a foundation for a regional approach to invasive species work.
South Atlantic Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plan
The South Atlantic Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plan was developed following a regional meeting on Ascension Island in June 2009. The document sets out priority actions related to invasive species management for the South Atlantic UK Overseas Territories.
Date: 3 March 2011
Action to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the South Atlantic United Kingdom Overseas Territories
Date: 27 January 2009
Clare StringerHead of UK Overseas Territories UnitE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Helena Government
Ascension Island Government
Tristan da Cunha Government
Falkland Islands Government
Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena National Trust
The project was funded by the European Commission through EDF-9: www.ec.europa.eu. The total funding for the project was around 1.9 million euros.