Developing an Asia-Pacific Strategy for 
 Forest Invasive Species: the Coconut Beetle Problem - 
Bridging Agriculture and Forestry

RAP PUBLICATION 2007/02



Developing an Asia-Pacific Strategy for Forest Invasive Species: the Coconut Beetle Problem – Bridging Agriculture and Forestry

Report of the
Asia-Pacific
Forest Invasive Species Network Workshop
22–25 February 2005, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

 

Edited by
S. Appanah, H.C. Sim & K.V. Sankaran

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2007

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Photo credits: Pictures mentioned below were taken from “Report of the Expert Consultation on Coconut Beetle Outbreak in APPPC Member Countries, 26-27 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand (RAP Publication 2004/29)”:

- Cover page
- Page 19: Figure 4
- Page 44: Figure 3

For copies of the report, write to:

Patrick B. Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel: (+66 2) 697 4000, Fax: (+66 2) 697 4445
E-mail: patrick.durst@fao.org

Printed and published in Bangkok, Thailand

FAO 2007
ISBN 978-974-7431-37-7

Table of Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations

Foreword

Background and introduction

Current status of the coconut beetle outbreak in the Asia-Pacific region
P. Rethinam and S.P. Singh

Effective methods for controlling coconut hispine beetle outbreaks – lessons learned from FAO regional projects
Wilco J.M.M. Liebregts

Coconut beetle management in Cambodia
Hean Vanhan

Coconut beetle management in Hainan Island, China: assessment of issues, new developments and future plans
Jian Guo

Plesispa reichei: a pest of increasing importance in Malaysia
A. Sivapragasam and Loke Wai Hong

Experiences in managing invasive alien species in agro-ecosystems
A. Sivapragasam

Some introduced alien species in the Philippines and their effects on ecosystems
Monina Torres-Uriarte

Managing invasive pest species and the Farmer Field School approach
Peter A.C. Ooi

An overview of two invasive species and national response in Viet Nam
Duong Minh Tu

Managing invasive alien species in the Asia-Pacific region: information initiatives for better decision-making
Soetikno Sastroutomo and Loke Wai Hong

Are forests coming back with a vengeance on agriculture? Some ecological principles revisited
S. Appanah

Invasive alien species of weeds and insects: the agriculture-forestry nexus, examples from India
R.V. Varma

Outline for the Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
Sun Jianghua

Panel discussion

Plenary discussion

Working group discussions

Appendix 1 – List of participants