CABI has published a new evidence note highlighting a list of recommendations to fight the highly-invasive parthenium weed which can have significant impacts on human health, the environment, livestock production and health and crop yields.
CABI has increased its capacity to fight the highly invasive and destructive Parthenium weed by opening a new quarantine facility at its Central and Western Asia (CWA) offices and laboratories in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Parthenium is an aggressive invasive weed which can have a devastating impact on pasturing fields, crops, and... Read more
Invasive alien species (IAS) have devastating impacts on native biota, causing the decline or even extinction of native species, negatively affecting ecosystems. Invasive plants, animals, insects and microorganisms enter and establish in environments outside of their natural habitat. They reproduce rapidly, out-compete native species for food, water and space, and are one of the main... Read more
EPPO Reporting Service is a monthly information report on events of phytosanitary concern. It focuses on new geographical records, new host plants, new pests (including invasive alien plants), pests to be added to the EPPO Alert List, detection and identification methods etc.
UK bans sale of five invasive non-native aquatic plants. The UK Government have banned the sale of water fern, parrot's feather, floating pennywort, water primrose and Australian swamp stonecrop from April 2014. A report is available here.
IPPC Online Comment System. Member input is crucial in international organizations because, without it, nations may not be able to implement. The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has established the world’s most open, transparent and inclusive international standard setting process but, as a consequence, it is a complex process which often requires huge resources and coordination. In order to facilitate this process, the Secretariat has developed the Online Comment System (OCS) to allow the IPPC’s members to provide this important input, specifically for providing comments on draft standards. To see more see the website here.
BiodivERsA has recently published a call for proposals on Invasive Species and Biological Invasions in several European countries. Overseas territories are explicitly included, but the only Caribbean-relevant participating country listed is France. The date for mandatory pre-registration is now passed, but further information can be found here.