Description/achievement of initiative
The PILN mission is to empower effective invasive species management through a participant-driven network that meets priority needs, rapidly shares skills and resources, provides links to technical expertise, increases information exchange, and accelerates on-the-ground action.PILN serves Teams of Pacific Island agencies responsible for invasives management, including agencies responsible for agriculture and natural resource management, international trade and border control, as well as environment and conservation.
Periodic network meetings are held, where the participants determine the specific invasive species issues that they will address using the network, PILN's activities and agenda being determined by the individual and shared needs of the participants. PILN works closely with the Pacific Islands Initiative (PII), to help spread the lessons learned from PII demonstration projects in the region. Examples of projects include:-Developing a national invasives strategy;-Designing a public awareness programme;-Eradicating various invasive weeds;-Restoring offshore islands by the removal of rats, ants and other invasive species.The PILN secretariat has been established at SPREP in Samoa. The network coordinator recruits the teams, organizes meetings and activities, and provides ongoing support to network participants. PILN Soundbites, an outline of regional activities and achievements, is periodically distributed to the network to celebrate success.(http://www.cepf.net/Documents/piln-meeting-report.pdf)
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
PICTs, CROP, UN Agencies, NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Development partners