Hank and Sue Bower describe a unique assisted regeneration project that is aiming for complete eradication of vertebrate and weed species due to the isolation of Lord Howe Island. The World Heritage status and legal framework provides for unhindered access to all terrain across the island, enabling all pest populations to be targeted thanks to a strong community engagement, effective communication and whole of island monitoring.
|Background and location||0:20|
|Restoration priorities- planning and legal framework||4:15|
|Pest animal eradication program||5:50|
|Monitoring and treatment – African Big-headed Ant, Rodent eradication||6:45|
|Reintroduction- ecologically equivalent species||9:30|
|Weed Eradication program- all tenure approach||10:20|
|Weed eradication targets||12:05|
|Monitoring and mapping methodology||13:50|
|Systematic grid search||14:10|
|Weed treatment techniques||15:44|
|Exotic species- Cherry Guava, Asparagus aethiopicus||16:50|
|Monitoring Weed density and distribution mapping||17:55|
|Outcomes and Investment to date||21:45|
|Volunteers and partners||22:35|
|Future Challenges- alignment||23:00|
|Thanks to partners||25:15|
Read More – Links
- Lord Howe Island Board- Publications and Plans
- DECC 2008 Lord Howe Island Biodiversity management plan
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