IOC and IUCN: working together to preserve natural resources
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are teaming up to stem the loss of island natural resources and to wage war against the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.
Better surveillance of fruit flies in the Indian Ocean30/06/2012
Fruit and vegetable producers in the Indian Ocean are threatened by nine species of fruit flies. One of them (Bactrocera invadens), present in Africa (detected in Kenya for the first time in 2003), Comoros and Mayotte, has not yet been introduced to the other islands. Monitoring is improving thanks to the Plant Protection Network (ePRPV), while biological control methods are being studied.
VaBiome: studying vanilla biodiversity to improve crop resistance13/03/2012
The VaBiome project is part of a research project tender, launched in 2010 by the Net-Biome network, coordinated by Region Réunion. The network unites all European territories in tropical and subtropical zones. This tender has really enabled a research strategy to be defined and implemented for the ultra-marine preservation and enhancement of biodiversity.
Interview with Michel Roux-Cuvelier : "A higher-yield onion variety for Réunion"
We spoke to Michel Roux-Cuvelier, a researcher at CIRAD Reunion (Plant Protection Centre), about a program, began in 2002, to improve onion yield in Reunion.
Ben Warren: "The Mascarene Islands, an ideal place to study evolution of species"
Ben Warren is a post-doctorate evolutionary biologist in the Tropical Plants Joint Research Unit (University of Reunion / Cirad). He explains how species evolve in areas like the Mascarene Islands.
René Guy Hoarau, vegetable producer in la Réunion
René Guy Hoarau is a courgette producer in Petite-Ile. He has demonstrated the successful use of the GAMOUR method whereby insecticide is replaced by three main techniques: prophylaxis, plant traps and mass trapping.