New Zealand and SPC sign agreement to strengthen animal health in the region

As the Pacific region grapples with the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other transboundary animal diseases, the Pacific Community (SPC) has signed a partnership agreement with Biosecurity New Zealand to strengthen animal health…

Overcoming drought together on World Drought Day

Do you know that our ecosystems are connected? Have you ever taken the time to learn that our soil ecosystems, water ecosystems, forest ecosystems and marine ecosystems are all linked? Do you ever wonder that if you exploit one of the ecosystems it will…

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle control fast-tracked through new agreement in Papua New Guinea

Photo: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle eggs hatch into C-shaped, larval grubs that can grow to be 60-105mm (2.3-4.1 inches) long.  

Addressing pests and diseases remains vital for Pacific communities as world marks International Day of Plant Health

A plant health clinic for farmers in Vanuatu As we mark the International Day of Plant Health on May 12, we are reminded of the need to have sustainable plant health systems to address  current and emerging threats to biodiversity, food security and…

Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

A conversation with Mark Ero, Entomologist at the Pacific Community

It’s the diverse, and sometimes creepy, world of insects that fascinates SPC's Entomologist Mark Ero when out in the field carrying out research activities.  According to him, “They  are the world’s miniature marvels, and the most successful group of…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Addressing coconut damage and recovery after volcanic eruptions

The volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga remind us of the power of nature and the vulnerability of small Pacific Island communities.  The immediate consequences of ash and destruction are spectacular, but the longer-term effects and disruption of…

Pacific ‘Tree of Life’ gets another boost as officers engage in follow-up training

As the threat to the Pacific’s ‘Tree of Life’ continues to expand, biosecurity, research and extension officers from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu this week attended a follow-up virtual training with the Pacific Community (SPC) Land…
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