Available resources to eradicate or control invasive alien species are structurally insufficient. Therefore economic incentives are discussed internationally as a complement to more traditional policies and projects.
RESCCUE explored a number of existing and potential incentives in the Pacific, with a focus on commercial markets, and conducted real-life field experiments in New Caledonia.
The potential of economic incentives to help eradicate or control invasives in the Pacific has been confirmed.
Further experiments are needed and could deliver significant local benefits provided appropriate monitoring is in place and precautions are taken to avoid adverse effects.