From pseudoscorpions to crickets: securing Ascensions Island’s unique invertebrates


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: DPLUS135

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
UK CEH - Wallingford, St Helena National Trust
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£182,846.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
This project will provide the first strategically-planned survey of Ascension’s endemic and native terrestrial invertebrates, filling a major knowledge gap for the island’s globally-threatened biodiversity. The data generated for endemic species will be embedded into the National Biodiversity Action Plan and implemented by AICFD. High-risk invasive non-native invertebrates will be identified, and training plus support materials established to allow targeted monitoring and control. Engagement resources and activities will raise the profile of Ascension’s endemic invertebrates.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS135 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS135 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00