Aichi Biodiversity Target 9

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets were agreed in CBD COP 10 in Nagoya, Japan.  Target 9 covers issues relating to Invasive Alien Species. 

"By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment."

A useful quick guide to Target 9 can be found here.  This document lists some guiding questions for setting national targets:

• What invasive alien species are currently in the country?  (What ecosystems are they affecting and how? Which species are having the greatest impact? Are they affecting human health, food production and/or the economy?)
• What invasive alien species control or eradication programmes are underway in the country? (How effective have these been? How could their effectiveness be improved? What lessons have been learned from their implementation? What additional species should be controlled or eradicated?)
• What are the main pathways for the introduction of invasive alien species in the country? (What border control and quarantine measures are in place? What measures are in place to assess and monitor the risks of introduction? How effective have these been? How could their effectiveness be improved? What programmes or initiatives could be further built on?)
• What additional resources (financial, human and technical) will be required to reach the national target that is set? How can additional funds be raised? What are possible funding sources?)
• What are the opportunities and constraints for controlling or eradicating invasive alien species and managing their pathways? (How may these justify a higher or lower national target compared to the global target?)

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith