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Improving bio-security in the UK Overseas Territories: Identification service for invasive invertebrate plant pests. - BE0117

This aim of this project is to provide a continuation of an identification service for invasive invertebrate plant pests that was developed for the UKOTs by Fera during 2009/2010, helping to improve biosecurity in the UKOTs.
1. To provide identification service for invasive invertebrate plant pests for all of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs). This will include invasive non-native invertebrate plant pests which impact on biodiversity and commercial interests.
2. To provide rapid advice, wherever possible, when bio-security threats are detected, in the form of guidance on appropriate measures and following international standards.
3. Provision of remote (e.g. online) training to colleagues in overseas territories (where they have the resources available) so that, in the long term, there will be the capacity for them to deliver a basic diagnostic service for themselves.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : FinalReport UKOTsdiagnostics   (2068k)
• ANX - Annex : Appendix1 TableInvertebrateIdentifications   (752k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2017

Cost: £40,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment