International biosecurity

International biosecurity focuses on early detection and rapid response to any incursion of an invasive species. SPREP has written guidelines on early detection and rapid response (download 3 MB). 

Early Detection and Rapid ResponseSurveillance : Advanced detection tools : Incursion response  : Movement controls : Red imported fire ant response case study (New Zealand) : National Invasive Ant Survey (NIAS) case study (New Zealand)

Domestic biosecurity

As well as being a major component of international biosecurity, post-border actions are also important for domestic biosecurity.

In Pacific nations, which are often made up of a number of atolls and islands with close transport links, the risk of transporting invasive species within country is high. All the activities undertaken for pre-border and at-border biosecurity can be applied to domestic situations.

Waste management is particularly important to stop the spread of invasive ants within a country.

As movement controls are difficult to enforce in a domestic situation, and  domestic biosecurity legislation is typically non-existent, community awareness is critical to generating support for domestic biosecurity.