rhinoceros beetle

Vanuatu’s successful containment of a coconut palm killer

 Protecting Pacific’s coconut palms from coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) has been an ongoing battle in the region. Since its first case of CRB in Mangaliliu in 2019, Vanuatu has stepped up responses to eradicate this pest from its islands with the…

ACIAR pledges AUD 2 million to tackle rhinoceros beetle threat

The Pacific Community (SPC) hosted an important international workshop to address the impact of a new type of rhinoceros beetle invading the region. Dubbed the ‘Palm Killer’, this beetle is wreaking havoc on coconut palms and has proven highly resistant…

Curbing the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) is taking proactive measures to assist Samoa and other Pacific Island countries and territories in their efforts to curb any resurgence of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. SPC, with support from AgResearch New Zealand, has…
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