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06 March 2024 | dataset

Weed Biocontrol in the Cook Islands

A team from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research travelled to Rarotonga during July/August 2023 to carry out monitoring of biocontrols released in previous years. The team used drones to conduct monitoring surveillance for the invasive African Tulip tree species, using LiDAR and other imagery techniques.

This newsletter also provides an update on the control of the biocontrols.

This research has been approved by the Cook Islands National Research Council. Funding support for this was provided by the Managing Invasive Species for Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific project (MISCCAP) and MFAT. 

National Environment Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Te Ipukarea Society and Infrastructure Cook Islands assisted in the work.

Data and Resource

Field Value
Publisher Cook Islands National Environment Service
Modified 08 March 2024
Release Date 06 March 2024
Source URL…
Identifier 666973a9-102e-4e98-9857-43fbf739d586
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Cook Islands
Relevant Countries Cook Islands
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Nicholson, Jessie
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Biodiversity, Land