Monitoring and Evaluation

Surveillance is a special type of monitoring and is used in the Biosecurity Plan. Surveillance is the monitoring for evidence of the presence of an invasive species. When conducting surveillance as part of the Biosecurity Plan you want to know:

  • What is the invasive species? May be more than one species. Also classify as animal, plant or disease.
  • What size is the incursion? (e.g. a single animal/plant, small group of animals/plants, large number of animals/plants)
  • What is breeding status etc of the animals/plants? (e.g. lactating female; immature juvenile)
  • How long has the species been on the island? (i.e. recent incursion or old incursion that has gone undetected).