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Stringent fire ant controls introduced in French Polynesia

Stringent fire ant controls introduced in French Polynesia

Updated 26 February 2013, 9:28 AEDT

Authorities are attempting to control the spread of the Little Fire Ant in French Polynesia.

The feral pest with a vicious bite, originally from Central and South America is well established in Tahiti and one other island.

With the help of SPREP, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, better controls over green waste and improved biosecurity measures have been introduced.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:David Moverley, Invasive Species Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, SPREP

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