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UK Government makes commitment towards achieving the Honolulu Challenge

21 December 2016

UK Government makes commitment towards achieving the Honolulu Challenge
The UK Government commits to spending £2.75 million on assisting its Overseas Territories to develop comprehensive biosecurity for invasive non-native species as well as making a substantial contribution to the eradication of mice from Gough Island to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting as well as other threatened species.

Specifically, this involves a commitment of £1 million towards developing comprehensive biosecurity for the Overseas Territories by providing them with access to UK expertise on risk analysis, pathway management, pest identification, horizon scanning, contingency planning, rapid response capability and species management. The Government also commits to making a £1.75 million contribution to the eradication of mice from Gough Island to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting as well as other threatened species on the World Heritage site.

Read more about the Honolulu challenge here: https://www.iucn.org/theme/species/our-work/invasive-species/honolulu-challenge-invasive-alien-species/commitments


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