Figure 4: Research on transformation knowledge enhances the options of actors to take action.
The control of an invasive species, for instance, is only effective if the removal is considered in an
ecosystem context and a broad alliance of stakeholders support the actions. In Seychelles, control
programmes by the Ministry of Environment are accompanied by replanting the targeted areas with
native species, whereby the local community is involved. The picture shows school children planting
endemic palms after the eradication of the invasive shrub Clidemia hirta (Photo by Stefan Zemp).