Many thanks to all those people and organisations who have contributed to the development of this important resource. The PII Resource Kit can be found at: www.pacificinvasivesinitiative.org/rk
The PII Resource Kit provides project managers with a systematic approach to planning and implementing rodent and cat eradication projects on islands in the Pacific. While focusing on rodents and cats and targeted at the Pacific, the process and many of the supporting tools are readily applicable to eradication of other invasive species and islands in other regions.
The need for the Resource Kit came from PII's experience working on invasive species capacity development with Pacific agencies. Because invasive species management is a relatively new tool for island restoration in the Pacific, a common constraint for agencies was access to an authoritative and consistent process and a source of information to effectively address the complexity of invasive species management.
To address this need PII, in collaboration with world leading eradication experts, developed a stepwise process and supporting tools to provide project managers with access to current eradication best practice. Use of the Resource Kit will give Pacific agencies the ability to embark on their invasive species management projects with greater confidence of achieving their desired island restoration goals.
The Resource Kit was designed by combining PII's experience working with Pacific agencies with existing eradication best practice. PII have actively involved eradication experts and potential Pacific users throughout the development of the Resource Kit to ensure the content is both accurate and relevant.
With our best wishes
The PII team
Souad Boudjelas - Programme Manager, Pacific Invasives Initiative (PII)