Category - Pacific and PNG

Pacific and PNG Pacific human development

Giant African Snails: devastating gardens and livelihoods in Solomon Islands

Giant African Snails (GAS; Achtatina fulica), are a huge, but largely ignored, development issue in Solomon Islands. Native to Africa, these invasive snails are voracious eaters with an extremely high reproductive capacity – producing some 1800 eggs annually throughout their 3-5 year lifespan – and...