Repelling the invader: turning the tide on Ascension’s Mexican thorn


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS134

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
CAB International
Start Date:
01-09-21
End Date:
31-03-24
Funding:
£184,192.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
Mexican thorn is the most damaging invasive species on Ascension. This project will take a strategic and integrated approach to controlling thorn on Ascension including rigorous assessment of further biocontrol and improved chemical and mechanical treatment. The project will ensure local capacity is built to deliver those most appropriate and cost-effective for Ascension. The outcome will be a step change in our ability to control Mexican thorn and result in a long-term contraction of its range and restoration of habitats.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS134 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS134 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00