Economic incentives to control invasive species

Highlights:

  • 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.
     
Pinus in Mangareva, French Polynesia (©SPC)
Pinus in Mangareva, French Polynesia (©SPC)
Publications
Economic incentives to control invasive species: overview of the RESCCUE project regional activity
Commercial market potentials of invasive alien species in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs): project note
Giant African Snail, Achatina Fulica: project note
Incitations économiques au service de la lutte contre les espèces envahissantes : bilan de l’activité régionale du projet RESCCUE
Bilan du projet RESCCUE en province Nord de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Compte rendu et évaluation de l'activité de test d'un mécanisme incitatif à la régulation des espèces envahissantes
Étude sur les perspectives de valorisation de la viande de cerf (rusa timorensis russa) sauvage issue de la chasse, en Nouvelle-Calédonie