Keeping Papua New Guinea's borders safe from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle invasion: Protecting the 'Tree of Life'

As the plant protection officer for the New Guinea Island region in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Thecla Gauf and her colleagues work hard to keep their region safe from invasive pests like the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), which is wreaking havoc in…

The European Union and the Pacific Community support biosecurity measures in Solomon Islands during the Pacific Games

Cook Islands Biosecurity team working with BSI to install fruit fly traps and replace damaged ones in high-risk areas - Credit: SPC As the Pacific Games unfolds in Honiara in November 2023, a surge in regional travel has increased the potential risks…

Tuvalu biosecurity officers empowered in pest surveillance and monitoring to combat fruit flies

New Pacific pesticide registration scheme announced at Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry

A newly proposed Pacific Regional Pesticide Registration Scheme is expected to pave the way for monitoring of pesticide use in the region following discussions at the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry (PWAF) in Nadi, Fiji last week.

Addressing pests and diseases remains vital for Pacific communities as world marks International Day of Plant Health

A plant health clinic for farmers in Vanuatu As we mark the International Day of Plant Health on May 12, we are reminded of the need to have sustainable plant health systems to address  current and emerging threats to biodiversity, food security…
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