Mainstreaming IAS Prevention, Control and Management

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From March 11, 2020 to March 11, 2026

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation
  2. 15.8 Prevent, mitigate, eradicate invasive alien species
  3. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 5503

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Wildlife conservation
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation


  • Forests
  • Marine


  • General

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use
  • Aquaculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Law regulation
  • Governance
  • Management operation


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Invasive and alien species (IAS)

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

  • 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation
  • 15.8 Prevent, mitigate, eradicate invasive alien species
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic


Project description

Brief project description: The objective of the project is to safeguard globally significant biodiversity in vulnerable ecosystems through the prevention, control, and management of invasive alien species (IAS) in the Republic of Mauritius. The Project identifies three impact pathways to achieve this objective:1. Creating the policy and institutional frameworks needed for effective prevention, control and management of IAS to secure ecosystem goods and services under pressure from IAS. It builds the right enabling environments (policies, institutional coordination) for mainstreaming IAS prevention, control, and management. 2. Establishing a multi-tier strategy for effective tackling of IAS - The strategy includes improved preventative measures at points of entry into the country and inter-Islands, early detection and rapid response programmes to eradicate new incursions. It also includes improved capacity to upscale proven methodologies for managing IAS on a landscape level. 3. Up-to-date information for raising public awareness and enhancing understanding of the centrality of IAS programmes for protecting biodiversity, ecosystems, the economy, and livelihoods. It ensures that knowledge management supports monitoring, assessment and learning and forms the basis for adaptive project implementation, achievement of results, impacts, and upscaling of experiences in the Republic of Mauritius and in the region. This will ensure that the interventions of the project inform and influence the behaviours of a wider IAS constituency.

USD $4,018,265

Grant amount

USD $24,529,528

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($4,018,265)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Mauritius

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