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.

Our paper predicts potential impacts of red imported fire ants to developing countries and territories in the Pacific. It is also available online.

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.

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Jan 31, 2021 Category: General Posted by: Monica Gruber
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