Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa
Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA)
The Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA) was created in 2004 to coordinate the collation and dissemination of information relating to forest invasive species in sub-Saharan Africa for sustainable forest management and conservation of biodiversity. Invasive species are defined as biotic agents, not native to a specific forest ecosystem, whose introduction does, or is likely, to cause harm to the forest ecosystem. The Network is open to all countries in sub-Saharan Africa that wish to participate. There is no distinction by language or forest type.
Objectives of the network
Introducing FISNA Dgroup
A FISNA DGroup has been created to facilitate communication within the network, allowing the participants to subscribe and share their experiences, questions and activities within a network of experts. As a discussion platform, the FISNA DGroup enables easy interaction across country and regional boundaries and between researchers, practitioners, administrators and others working with or interested in forest pests and their management.
To join the Dgroup and contribute to the discussion, please click here!
Eucalyptus Leaf Roller: New insect pest reported in South Africa
The leaf-roller caterpillar, Strepsicrates sp., is a pest of Eucalyptus and has been confirmed as present in South Africa. The larvae of this insect roll Eucalyptus leaves together using webbed material [read more...]
The new guide to the classical biological control of insect pests in planted and natural forests was launched during the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week [read more...]
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Dr Brett Hurley