Invasive Species Webinar

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UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) held an online webinar on a challenge facing conservationists across the globe: invasive species  on 6th & 7th March, 2023 via Zoom on 2 blocks of 2 days each, with an optional special workshop on 8th March.

The aim of the webinar was to support conservation groups across the UKOTs by sharing gathered information on how they and others deal with the threats from invasive species. This will provide a collection of research and a supportive and beneficial discussion of new and innovative ways of thinking in order to deal with the issues and challenges which invasive species cause.


Click here for the pdf version of the programme (as of Friday 3rd March 2023)

Click here for access to recordings, as noted below. The recordings are copyright UKOTCF, but permission is given for viewing by anyone, and the links to this page ( may be circulated freely. Permission to copy the recordings to other web-sites is not given. Neither is permission to copy clips of the recordings to other places, unless you have written permission from UKOTCF and, where clips of presentations, the author(s).

Day 1: 6th March 2023

Session 1: Introduction and key concepts (Recording: Session 1)
Session 2: What are UKOTs prioritising? (Recordings: Session 2, parts 1 & 2)
Session 3: Legislating & Better Biosecurity- learning from each other (Recordings: Session 3)
Session 4: 2nd Sir Richard & Lady Dace Ground Lecture, by B Naqqi Manco (Recording: Session 4)

Day 2: 7th March 2023

Session 5: Control? Prioritising efforts? (Recordings: Session 5, parts 1 & 2)
Session 6: Data gaps& citizen science and tools for conservation (Recording: Session 6)

Day 3: 8th March 2023
Session 7: Cane Toad Workshop (Recording: Session 7)

The ‘group photos’ for the 3 days of the workshop (6-8 March) is available at the same link as the recordings. Copyright is UKOTCF but the image may be used freely, provided that: it is credited to Ann Pienkowski, UKOTCF; © UKOTCF is mentioned; and “UKOTCF’s webinar on Terrestrial Restoration and Invasive Non-Native Species in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies” is mentioned.

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