World heritage site saved from invasive ant species

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The African big-headed ant. Photo: Eli M. Sarnat from AntWeb

After years of effort, the invasive African big-headed ant (Pheidole megacephala) has successfully been eradicated from Lord Howe Island, an island off the coast of Australia, helping to protect this World Heritage site and its unique diversity of plants and animals. Continue reading

E-conference on responding to fall armyworm in Africa

Farmers in Ghana tackling fall armyworm

Last week, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’sĀ Thematic Network onĀ Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems hosted an e-conference on the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa which brought together experts, stakeholders and other interested parties to discuss the challenges posed by fall armyworm and to evaluate the possible solutions.

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