OVERALL SAMOAN SNAIL PROJECT GOALS
- The purpose of the project is to provide a foundation for assessing the diversity and historical decline of the native Samoan non-marine snail fauna, as a first step in its conservation. Subsequently, the database generated by the project will facilitate monitoring of the fauna from a conservation perspective.
- Additionally, the project will generate a rigorous and accurate information resource that will be an essential basis for any study of the systematics of the fauna.
- The project will provide a basic bibliographic resource for access to ecological and other biological information on the fauna.
- And in listing the known alien species in the Samoan islands, the project will provide background for their management.