To train the staff at the center of expertise on rapid species identification

To train the staff at the center of expertise on

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To train the staff at the center of expertise on rapid species identification for regulated articles, invasive alien species in the Pacific To install necessary equipment for the center of expertise and a needs inventory Consultation with NBSAPs revision process Number of training events Procurement of Updated NBSAPs Record of training events, certificate of training completion, procurement records Collaboration among relevant Government Partners. Trainers for training are available in Fiji, with collaboration from relevant international Partners. Training opportunities are ensured by the relevant authorities for biodiversity and biosecurity measures Strong political will of Fiji to put biosecurity measures in place to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 on invasive alien species is developed in Fiji
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UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/34 Page 17 for equipment is undertaken and necessary procurement of new equipment is done. equipment necessary for the regional center of expertize To prevent the further spread of African Tulip, Spathodea species towards the non- dominating site. To introduce the bio-control agents for management of plant weeds, Spathodea sp and Lantana sp. Meeting with the crop protection departments on awareness program. Assessment of biological control agents that should not become pests of other endemic plants in Fiji. Regional workshops and trainings to be carried out in Fiji specifically for the eradication of African Tulips. Special technical meetings / workshops to explore other ways of eradication and share ideas from others regions on successful eradication programs for similar species. Obtaining the biological control -agent test results against the other plant species which is available in Fiji and are found in the same locality as the IAS The applications of bio-control agents to controlling IAS plants and weeds in Fiji must be actively pursued and feasible mode of applications should be practiced. Proper training to be provided to the field staffs in order to avoid administer lethal doses of weedicides and to use the bio-agents appropriately. Meeting international standard (ISPM 3 on biological control) as a standard for implementation of the activities Ensure that possible negative environmental impact of biological control are properly investigated before being introduced to any environment. Outputs Strategies and action plans of the regional center of expertise Updated list of established Invasive NBSAPs of Fiji includes the strategies and action plans of the center of expertise To obtain an annotated lists of Updated NBSAPs of Fiji Verified and validated Communication and collaboration among the relevant Governmental sectors and regional organizations (SPREP, SPC and among others in the Pacific) should be well coordinated for inclusion of the regional center of expertise in the NBSAPs of Fiji.
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