n Wednesday, 17th of August 2022, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) hosted a national workshop to prioritize invasive weeds that can be targeted by natural enemies to help increase climate resilience in Samoa.

Natural Enemies – Natural Solutions (NENS) has been used safely and successfully in the Pacific against weeds for more than a century. For example, in 2021 scientists successfully released beetles from Ghana as a natural enemy to control the African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) in Rarotonga.

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