Island invasive species

‘What does it take to eradicate invasive species from islands?’

Wednesday 21 April 2021
20:00 UK time / 15:00 Eastern time


Professor Carolyn Kurle, University of California San Diego


Dr Patricia Baiao, Island Conservation

About the workshop

Islands offer incredible opportunities for the complete removal of damaging invasive species and eradication is a proven tool that has been used all around the world with inspiring outcomes for native species and ecosystems. The principles of eradication have been derived from projects worldwide and applied broadly, but each eradication is nested within complex social-political contexts that need to be incorporated into planning and implementation.

About the speaker

Patricia Baiao is the US Head of Operations for Island Conservation, an international organisation preventing extinctions on islands and expanding boundaries of island conservation efforts worldwide. Based in Honolulu, her work involves preventing extinction of native biodiversity, restoring island ecosystems and improving human livelihoods on islands through invasive species removal. Prior to her current role, she held various leadership roles for Conservation International, directing the Amazon Program (2009-2011) and serving as Director of External Affairs (2011-2015). With her extensive experience working with NGOs, academia and conservation networks, Patricia is committed to using the best science available to support meaningful conservation interventions and outcomes, and advance conservation on the ground.

Watch Patricia’s talk here

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