Socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of red imported fire ants
Red imported fire ants could cost Pacific developing states billions of dollars annually. Let’s help make sure they don’t get there.
Implications for managers
Understanding the potential socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of Red Imported Fire Ant in the developing Paciﬁc assists with justiﬁcation for enhanced risk management actions including:
- Speciﬁc invasive ant-targeted surveillance;
- Funding allocations for Early Detection and Rapid Response;
- Awareness raising in the community and other stakeholders;
- Priority-setting for capacity-building development programmes.