Policy information

Discovering policies of Parties and others with respect to Invasive Alien Species has been highlighted as a need.  Currently such resources are difficult to find.  However, some sites do provide helpful information.  This list is expected to grow as the GIASIPartnership develops. 

CBD COP decisions on Invasive Alien Species.

Bern Convention Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species.  The Bern Convention created in 1992 a specialised group of experts called "Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species". The group collected and analysed different national laws dealing with invasive species and proposed work aimed at the harmonisation of national regulations on introduced species, particularly on the fields of definitions, territorial scope of regulation, listing of species whose introduction is undesirable, identification of authorities responsible for permits, conditions for issuing such permits and control involved. One of the main products of the Group was the European Strategy on IAS. The group of experts meets every two years to check progress in implementation and propose new ideas.  The page links to reports, recommendations and documents.  

European network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS)  Provides an overview of the national regulation regarding invasive aliens for northern European countries. It includes short explanations about the various hard and soft regulatory instruments, and links to national law texts.

National strategy model developed for Latin America (Portuguese and Spanish; outline in English) - by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and The Nature Conservancy IAS Program for South America - Silvia Ziller, Sergio Zalba and Rafael Zenni.

Brazil - Collection of legislation related to invasive alien species. The Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development. Index in English, documents in Portuguese (PDF).

USA - Laws, policies and regulations regarding Aquatic invasive species are listed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife pages on Aquatic Invasive Species

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