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Directories and key sites

The links below are primarily to directories of IAS sites.  Some individual sites of significant global or regional coverage are also listed.  While other links from the ‘Information services’ page are categorised as to content, the directories below are not necessarily classified in the same way.  You are advised to visit the sites and browse their content. 

Links to Directories of Invasive Species websites

Global invasive Species information network (GISIN)   This website provides a large directory of sites covering different aspects of invasive species at different spatial scales and with a global coverage.  

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)   The Invasive Alien Species Database page on the CBD website does not provide a long list of sites, and is somewhat out of date with broken links, but there are some useful links

'List of Lists' A GIASIPartnership product developed by IUCN-ISSG comprising a list of invasive alien species-related data and information sources at global and national levels.

National Invasive Species Information Centre - Plant databases  The page linked to describes databases available online related to invasive plant species.

Other Important Sites

CABI Invasive Species Compendium. The ISC is a constantly developing encyclopaedic resource containing: Datasheets on over 1500 invasive species and animal diseases; Basic datasheets on further species, countries, habitats and pathways;  Bibliographic database of over 75,000 records; Full text documents.    

Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health  The mission of the Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health is to serve a lead role in development, consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management through technology development, program implementation, training, applied research and public awareness at the (USA) state, regional, national and international levels.  It includes a list of websites.

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe  (DAISIE)   To help those tackling the invasive species challenge, The DAISIE website provides a 'one-stop-shop' for information on biological invasions in Europe.

European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN)   EASIN aims at increasing the access to data and information on alien species in Europe. EASIN facilitates the exploration of existing alien species information from distributed resources through a network of interoperable web services, following internationally recognized standards and protocols.

European network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS)  NOBANIS is a gateway to information on alien and invasive species in North and Central Europe. It covers marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments and provides: a distributed but integrated database on introduced species in the region; fact sheets on many of the most invasive aliens; a catalogue of the regulation relevant to invasive species in participating countries; a literature database; a photo bank; connects to regional and global networks and projects of invasive aliens species.

Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) GISIN provides a platform for sharing invasive species information at a global level, via the Internet and other digital means.

IABIN Invasives Information Network (I3N)  I3N integrates information from countries throughout the Americas to support the detection and management of invasive alien species. I3N provides capacity building and an array of electronic tools for information management and increased access to information. 

Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) The ISSG is a global network of scientific and policy experts on invasive species, organized under the auspices of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It aims to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they contain by increasing awareness of invasive alien species, and of ways to prevent, control or eradicate them.  

USDA National Invasive Species Information Centre (NISIC) Gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and international sources. 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service pages on Aquatic Invasive Species includes a range of information on aquatic invasives in the USA, including policies and the Aquatic Invasive Species programme.

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