Building knowledge on invasive non-native species in Diego Garcia


British Indian Ocean Territory
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Ref: DPLUS151

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
British Indian Ocean Territory Administration, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, SWCA, Natural History Museum
Start Date:
01-10-21
End Date:
31-03-24
Funding:
£355,190.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
British Indian Ocean Territory
Project Summary:
Terrestrial biodiversity on Diego Garcia is under-recorded and at risk from invasive non-native species (INNS). Our project surveys amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, creates distribution- and risk-maps. We will produce an updated inventory of invertebrates with DNA-barcodes for selected species, and design and deliver biosecurity training, with outputs shared across UKOTs. Collaborating with the BIOT Administration, we will develop management plans to prevent future invasions and mitigate impacts of INNS. All data collected will be shared via Open Access platforms.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS151 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS151 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-25 00:00:00