Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment

The vision of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environments (MNRE) for Samoa is sustainable development and management of the country’s natural resources and environment to ensure improved quality of life for all Samoans.  
PII has worked with MNRE since 2004 providing technical advice, support, mentoring and training for various invasive species issues with a particular focus on their: Restoration of Nu’utele and Nu’ulua Islands (Aleipata Group) Project,  Ecological Restoration of Mt Vaea Reserve Project and Emergency Response for the Small Indian Mongoose.  In 2012 PII signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry.

PII Support

  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between PII and MNRE 2012
  • Technical advice and support for invasive species management projects (rodents, plants, mongoose, ants)
  • Review of project documents
  • Access to best practice tools
  • Access to subject matter experts
  • Aerial eradication training
  • Hand broadcast training
  • Island biosecurity training
  • Invasive plant management training
Project 1:Ecological Restoration of Mt Vaea Reserve
Document
Bonin, M J. 2008. Ecological Restoration Project Mt Vaea Reserve Consultants Final Report Phase I. (unpublished). Prepared for Conservation International Pacific Islands Programme and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology
Bonin, M J. 2010. Mt. Vaea Ecological Restoration Project Phase II [Trial Phase May 14-3 September 2010] Consultants Final Report (unpublished). Prepared for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Japan International Cooperation Agency


Project 2: Restoration of Nu’utele and Nu’ulua Islands (Aleipata Group)
Project Stage Document
Feasibility Study Butler, J.D. 2003. Bait trials and trapping on Nu’utele and Nu’ulua. Draft report to SPREP Invasive species Programme (unpublished). Prepared by David Butler Associates for SPREP Invasive Species Programme, Samoa
Butler, D. J. 2006. Restoration of Aleipata Islands, Samoa. Assessment of the options for control or eradication of yellow crazy ants on Nuulua Island (unpublished).
Dovey, L. and Randall, S. 2003. Draft Aleipata Rat Eradication Project feasibilty review of the proposed rat eradication from Aleipata Islands Project: Technical advice sought from the NZ DOC Island Biodiversity Working Group (unpublished). Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Samoa.
Sagapolutele, F. 2002. Feasibility study on the removal of rats from Nu’utele Island, Samoa. (unpublished)
Project Design Butle, D.J. 2005. Draft Project Plan Restoration of Nu’utele and Nu’ulua Islands, Samoa 1.0 eradication of pacific rat (Rattus exulan) (unpublished). Prepared for the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and Pacific Programme of the Cooperative Islands Initiative
Operartional Planning Abbott, K. 2006. Delimiting survey of yellow crazy ant infestation, and pre-treatment monitoring set-up on Nu’utele Island, Aleipata, Samoa Draft (unpublished). Prepared for the Divison of Environment and Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resource, Environment and Meteorology.
Butler, D.J.and Wylie, M. 2009. Aleipata Islands, Samoa Operational Plan: eradication of Pacific rats (unpublished).  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Samoa.
Hooson, S. and Butler, D.J. 2008. Environmental impact assessment for the eradication of the Pacific rats (Rattus exulans)  on Nu’utele and Nu’ulua Islands, Samoa (unpublished).  Prepared for the Divison of Environment and Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resource, Environment and Meteorology.
Vanderwoude, C.; Siolo, S.; Sio, F. and Tupufia, S. 2006. Assessment of yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes) on Nu’ulua Island, Aleipata, Samoa with recommendations for population control (unpublished). Prepared for the Divison of Environment and Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resource, Environment and Meteorology.
Wylie, M. 2006. Environmental impact assessment for the eradication of the Pacific rats (Rattus exulans) and the control of yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes)  on Nu’utele and Nu’ulua Islands, Samoa (unpublished).  Prepared for the Divison of Environment and Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resource, Environment and Meteorology.



 

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