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The actions of the ePRPV program

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The actions of ePRPV program are based on five distinct components:

  • Component 1: Policy, legal and institutional frameworks

Objective: 

Improve and harmonize policies and legal and institutional frameworks for the management of biodiversity, towards a mutual knowledge of national invasive quarantine legislation, a control of alien species legislation and a regional strategy for their management.

Actions:

  1. Participation in workshops with technical and legal experts
  2.  Technical and legal analysis of case studies
  • Component 2: Education, awareness, information

Objective: 

Contribute to public awareness about the preservation of biodiversity in the Indian Ocean zone.
Actions: 

  1. Information:  Bio&Agri web portal
  2. Awareness: exhibition “Microportraits of our crops’ hidden inhabitants”
  3. Education: coordination of educational activities on ecology and biodiversity:
    - The workshop "In my garden, there is..." in Reunion Island and Comoros
    - The " Nature as Model " event in Comoros
  • Component 3: Networking and data exchange

Objective: 

Contribute to the development and implementation of exchange networks of digital and statistical data related to the biodiversity of the Indian Ocean area.
Actions: 

  1. Extend the scope of application of the PRPV database of harmful organisms to alien invasive species
  2. Associate the database to the mobile application Pl@ntNet
  3. Experiment with using di@gnoplant with partners in the field
  4. Interconnect databases
  • Component 4: Exchange of good practices - thematic centers for biodiversity

Objective:

Develop thematic centers for biodiversity including collections and biological resource centers (BRCs) and share scientific knowledge on the management of alien invasive species.

Actions: 

  1. Produce content for the Bio&Agri web portal
  2. Thematic school on research in the service of the fight against invasions
  • Component 5: Contribution of biodiversity to economic development and sustainable livelihoods

Objective:

Involve economic actors, including non-governmental organizations, professional organizations and the private sector, to increase knowledge on biodiversity and promote methods of alien invasive species management.

Actions:

  1. Strengthening of regional expertise in the detection of plant emerging diseases
    - Potato: Rasltonia solanacearum
    - Citrus: monitoring and control of Xanthomonas citri pv. citri
  2. Strengthening regional expertise in surveillance and control against pests
    - Control of Bactrocera invadens/dorsalis in the countries of the IOC
    - Biological control of white-flies and mealybugs
    - Genetic analysis of the honeybee in the Indian Ocean
    - Monitoring and control of Varroa destructor, threat to indigenous bee Apis mellifera unicolor
  3. Analysis of priority targets invasive plants from field data (distribution, ecology and biology of the species)