A team of consultants has recently visited the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for the consultative meetings needed to prepare the “Safeguarding biodiversity from Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in the FSM” GEF Project.
The project aims to safeguard biodiversity in terrestrial and marine ecosystems and in agricultural and fisheries production systems from the impacts of invasive alien species in the Federated States of Micronesia.
The main project outcomes include: strengthening of the national biosecurity governance framework, institutionalized and aligned with relevant Pacific initiatives, Awareness of IAS impacts and importance of biosecurity, strengthening of the capacity to safeguard biodiversity from IAS impacts, enhancement of IAS inspection and enforcement, capacity building on IAS management, creation and management of a IAS information system. The total project cost is about 23 million USD.
Giacomo is one of the team members.