Tools - Management tools

100 de las especies exóticas invasoras más dañinas del mundo : una selección del Global Invasive Species Database

100 of the world's worst invasive alien species : a selection from the Global Invasive Species Database - Spanish language version

100 of the world's worst invasive alien species : a selection from the Global Invasive Species Database

100 of the world's worst invasive alien species : a selection from the Global Invasive Species Database.  French language version.

A Guide to Designing Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Alien Invasive Species. Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 40 IUCN - Environmental Law Centre A Contribution to the Global Invasive Species Programme IUCN - The World Conservation Union.

This Guide aims to provide national policy and lawmakers with practical information and indicators for developing or strengthening legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species, consistently with Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other international and regional instruments.

A strategy for addressing issues of aquatic invasive alien species in the Lower Mekong Basin

This report recommends strategic responses to address issues related to aquatic IAS in the LMB. It also recommends maximum participation at national, regional and international levels is essential and suggests possible participants at the three levels. It also identifies the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (http://www.issg. org/database/) as the single most important resource for use with respect to IAS.

A Toolkit for Developing Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Alien Species. Shine C. 2008

The toolkit provides a practical resource tailored to the specific issues and legal challenges associated with invasive alien species prevention and control. It contains examples and background information to support and inform real-world policy, planning and management. The primary aim of the toolkit is to provide a user-friendly guide to strengthening national policy, legal and institutional frameworks in this field. It provides detailed guidance on how to mainstream invasive alien species into planning and policy-making and draft new or amended legislation for all aspects of prevention and management.

A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species. Emerton L. & Howard G. 2008 Publisher GISP.

The aim of this toolkit is to provide a clear, user-friendly guide to the application of economic approaches and tools to invasive species. It addresses the issues associated with identifying the factors which cause the spread of invasives, incorporating consideration of invasive species into economic planning and policy-making, and identifying economic tools and measures to support on-the-ground management actions designed to address biological invasions.

Africa invaded: the growing danger of invasive alien species.

This booklet is intended to raise awareness of the severe threat posed by Invasive Alien Species, and to promote the implementation of the relevant provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

It includes pages on some of the major invasive species in Africa

AGIS Weeds and Invasive Plants

This website contains a range of resources on invasive alien plants in South Africa, including the SAPIA (South Africa Plant Invader Atlas) database where users can search for alien plants by common name, scientific name, family or growth form. Species fact sheets contain information on invader category according to South African legislation, area of origin, ecology and habitat, threats and impacts, as well as possible control methods. Pictures are also available for idenfification purposes. Apart from the database, the site also contains reports on invasive plants, SAPIA newsletters, a glossary and legislation information, which includes problem plant categories in South Africa. The next most comprehensive catalogue of naturalized alien species is that contained in the Southern African Plant Invaders Atlas (SAPIA) database which is accessible at this website. The SAPIA database currently contains 550 species, of which 250 are not listed by Wells et al. Not all of these species have become truly naturalized; some are occasional garden escapes that require considerable disturbance to become established. However they are all regarded as worthy of listing as they could become the invaders of the future. All the species in the SAPIA database have been recorded in natural or disturbed sites, excluding cultivated lands. At least 200 species are regarded as important and potentially important invaders and have been classified as 'Transformers', 'Potential transformers' and 'Special effect weeds'. See glossary for definitions.

The SAPIA database was identified at a workshop organized by the National Department of Agriculture in October 1998, in Pretoria, as the starting point for the development of a national information system for the management of alien invasive plants in South Africa. The Weeds and Invasive Plants website has been designed to fulfill this objective.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses, even though they are flowering plants.

Alien invasive species in Africa's wetlands : some threats and solutions

This booklet introduces alien wetland invaders by describing seven of the worst species already introduced to Africa and mentions several others that are potential threats. It is hoped that this publication will raise the awareness of those concerned and provide them with sources for information and technical assistance.

Alien species in aquiculture. considerations for responsible use. Hewitt C.L., Campbell M.L. & Gollasch S. 2006 IUCN, Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK 32pp.

This publication aims to first provide decision makers and managers with information on the existing international and regional regulations that address the use of alien species in aquaculture, either directly or indirectly; and three examples of national responses to this issue. The last section of this document provides some considerations and suggestions to be taken into account by decision makers and managers when using -or deciding on the use of- alien species for aquaculture purposes. The considerations put forward here bear in mind the challenges faced by decision makers when reconciling conservation and development needs, and aim to help them find pragmatic solutions to ensure a responsible use of alien species for aquaculture purposes, should they decide to go down that path.

Alien Species in Poland

The database lists 1236 alien species of plants, animals and fungi in Poland. Information on these species include the pathway, place and time of introduction to Poland, present distribution, population trends and impacts on native species, habitats and ecosystems. Possible methods of control and management are also assessed. Terminology on biological invasions is very complex and often inconsistent. Apart from alien, the species in question are referred to as introduced, acclimatized, invasive, non-indigenous, allochtonous, or exotic. Alien Species in Poland follows definitions agreed by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and then implemented in the "European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species" adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention. Alien species: a species, subspecies or lower taxon, introduced outside its natural past or present distribution; includes any part, gametes, seeds, eggs, or propagules of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce. Invasive alien species (IAS): an alien species whose introduction and/or spread threaten biological diversity. (For pragmatic reasons, in the database this group also includes alien species whose introduction and/or spread threaten economy and/or human health ). Introduction: the movement by human agency, indirect or direct, of an alien species outside of its natural range (past or present). This movement can be either within a country or between countries or areas beyond national jurisdiction."

Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides Griseb.) strategic plan 2012 - 2017

This revised alligator weed strategic plan aims to provide guidance to key stakeholders, from local to a national level, for the ongoing management of alligator weed and to help build on the gains made since the release of the original plan in an era of reduced national coordination.

Alligator Weed - Weed Spread and Management Actions

This page provides a distribution map of alligator weed in Australia. Also marked on the map are the different statuses of management actions undertaken in different areas.

Alligator Weed Control Manual

This manual presents best practice advice for the eradication and suppression of alligator weed in Australia. This advice is based on a review of over 30 years of published information and past and current field practices. To develop the best practice information presented here a technical reference group made up of researchers, managers and technical specialists reviewed the current knowledge and information over a series of workshops. Case studies provide examples of management strategies and control techniques.

Alligator Weed National Priority Framework 2009 - 2011

The alligator weed priority framework is divided into 4 sections:  1. Prevent spread;  2. Identify and eradicate non core infestations; 3. Manage core infestations; 4. Research and development.  This document provides further detail regarding each of the priorities listed.

Amenaza marina : especies exóticas invasoras en el entorno marino

Marine menace : alien invasive species in the marine environment.

An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada

This Strategy seeks to establish a framework to address invasive alien species by meeting four strategic challenges, including: • Integrating environmental considerations into decision-making with economic and social factors; • Enhancing co-ordination and co-operation to respond more rapidly to new invasions and pathways of invasion; • Strengthening programs to protect natural resources under pressure from increased global trade and travel; and • Maximizing collaboration between adhoc and regional/issue specific efforts to ensure the limited resources are used on highest priority issues It includes a glossary and discussion on important pathways

An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Northern Ireland

The current threats posed by invasive species in Northern Ireland are significant. In response to these threats the Department of Environment has developed the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Northern Ireland. The overarching strategic aim of the Strategy is to minimise the risk posed, and reduce the negative impacts caused, by invasive alien species in Northern Ireland. Increasing awareness and understanding of the risks and issues involved in tackling invasive alien species is a central overarching issue.

An inventory and assessment of invasive alien plant species of Nepal

This inventory and assessment is based on experts’ consultation, literature and field studies in collaboration with local partners such as high schools, community forest user groups, community-based NGOs, farmers and other stakeholders.

Anguilla Invasive Species Strategy 2008 draft 1

The island of Anguilla is currently undergoing major economic development. As a result of this, there is a demand for the importation of labour and material to meet the infrastructural needs on the island. Certainly, this is one method in which various types of organisms have entered territories and established their niche within/throughout different countries. Therefore, it is imperative for the authorities in Anguilla to become aware of the potential risk of various elements of invasive species that may be introduced to the island via the importation of materials and people. It is important to note that not all species of plants, animals and other organisms that gain entry into a country are considered to be invasive species.

This strategy contains information on pathways, mechanisms to manage and control spread, recommendations, codes of conduct, a list of invasive species in Anguilla and a glossary of terms.

Aquatic Animal Health Code

The OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code (the Aquatic Code) sets out standards for the improvement of aquatic animal health and welfare and veterinary public health worldwide, including through standards for safe international trade in aquatic animals (amphibians, crustaceans, fish and molluscs) and their products.

Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management

As the official journal of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society , Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management promotes understanding of the structure, function, and performance of healthy and damaged aquatic ecosystems (freshwater, marine, estuarine) from integrated, multi-disciplinary and sustainable perspectives.

Argentina: Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Argentina. (CBD)

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual

This manual provides extensive best practice management information and advice for asparagus weed species.

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual - Asparagus fern

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on asparagus fern (Asparagus scandens), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual: bridal veil

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on bridal veil (Asparagus declinatus), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual: Climbing Asparagus

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on climbing asparagus (Asparagus africanus), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual: ground (basket) asparagus

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on ground asparagus (Asparagus aethiopicus), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Asparagus weeds best practice management manual: Western cape form of Bridal Creeper

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on the Western Cape form of bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Asparagus weeds strategic plan 2012 - 2017: post consultation draft

The continued spread of asparagus weeds threatens Australia’s biodiversity, including endangered coastal and forest ecosystems. This draft Strategic Plan provides a framework to prevent the spread and reduce the impacts of these weeds. Nationally coordinated implementation of this Plan, in conjunction with all stakeholders, will allow for etter protection of priority assets by providing tools and information, coordinating programs, identifying management priorities, and fostering partnerships that lead to more strategic, collaborative management.

Assessment and control of biological invasion risks

This collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risks held in August 2004 at Yokohama National University discusses risk assessment, risk management and eradication. It also includes contributions reporting on the current status of invasion and the properties of alien species in East Asia.

Athel Pine: National best practice management manual

Section 1 of this manual outlines the ecology and threat of athel pine, tamarisk and smallflower tamarisk. Section 2 discusses proven control options and talks about how to plan and prioritise work and deliver a program which leads to eradication. Section 3 showcases successful Australian and overseas programs against these weeds. Section 4 gives useful links, contact numbers and ideas about where to find more information on weed and land management.

Australia: Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Australia. (CBD)

Austria: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Austria to the CBD.

Bangladesh: Thematic report to the CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Bangladesh.

Bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) management manual - Control options and management case studies fromacross Australia

This manual outlines the ecology and impacts of bellyache bush, discusses a range of control methods and provides planning tools to assist in weed control. The information presented is based on a review of published information and discussions with researchers, technical experts and weed managers. It also contains a number of case studies that give practical examples of how bellyache bush is being managed in different parts of northern Australia.

Best Practice for the Management of Introduced Marine Pests - A Review. Hilliard R. 2005. Publisher GISP

The desktop compilation and mini-review of existing information is required by GISP as the first step in its plan to produce a toolkit specifically for the prevention and management of invasive marine species. The scope and objectives of the initial step have been as follows: 1. Provide a compilation of all relevant literature and material available globally, rather than an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of different approaches. 2. Cover all possible pathways/vectors of ‘invasive alien species’ (IAS) in the marine environment with a focus on actual rather than hypothetical cases, including intentional and unintentional introduction pathways, plus natural range expansions resulting from climate change and other human activities. 3. Include case studies demonstrating ecological, economic and social impacts (such as the Caulerpa taxifolia ‘aquarium strain’ in the Mediterranean and elsewhere), best practice manuals (e.g. the Rapid Response Toolbox in Australia’s National Introduced Marine Pest Information System), information on relevant technologies (especially new developments and voluntary guidelines such as the IMO guidelines on ballast water management), and recent regulations at sub-national, national and international levels (e.g. the New Zealand Biosecurity Act 1993). 4. Cover all aspects of IAS management, i.e. from prevention through early warning and surveillance systems, eradication, containment and monitoring, management and control. 5. Make the maximum possible use of web-searches and appropriate mailing lists within the time constraints of the study to provide the broadest possible coverage of reports, many of which are grey literature.

BioControl

BioControl, the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control, presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases.

Biodiversity ireland - Invasive Species Database

The National Invasive Species Database provides up-to-date centralized information on the distribution of invasive species in Ireland.

Biodiversity Planning: an assessment of national biodiversity strategies and action plans. Prip, C; Gross, T; Johnston, S; Vierros, M 2010. United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has proclaimed national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) to be the primary mechanisms for the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan. Article 6(a) of the CBD requires all Parties to develop an NBSAP. The strategy is meant to be a roadmap for how the country intends to fulfil the objectives of the Convention in light of its specific national circumstances. The related action plan will constitute the sequence of steps to be taken to meet the goals of the strategy. The development of the NBSAP in accordance with Article 6(a) is the cornerstone for fulfilling the requirement of Article 6(b) to mainstream biodiversity and the three objectives of the CBD. This should occur across all sectors of government, economic sectors and involve other actors who have an impact on biodiversity, through relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies.

Bridal creeper and other asparagus weeds national priority framework 2009 - 2011

This is a priority framework for managing the spread and impacts of bridal creeper and other asparagus weeds.

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. The datasheets comprise fully referenced sections on taxonomy and nomenclature, distribution, habitat, identification, biology and ecology, species associations, pathways for introduction, impacts and management, complemented by images and maps, and supported by abstracts and full text articles.

CABI Invasive Species Compendium Bibliographic Database

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. The datasheets comprise fully referenced sections on taxonomy and nomenclature, distribution, habitat, identification, biology and ecology, species associations, pathways for introduction, impacts and management, complemented by images and maps, and supported by abstracts and full text articles.

California Invasive Plant Council

Cal-IPC maintains the California Invasive Plant Inventory, a comprehensive list of invasive plants based on ecological impacts, pursues improvement of invasive plant policy through advocacy events and grassroots organizing and presents

Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species

The ultimate goal of this plan is to minimize (and ideally eliminate) the introduction of harmful AIS and remediate the impact of those already in Canada. The plan’s underlying principles include incorporating environmental, economic, and social factors in decision making; working cooperatively with all stakeholders; and using science-based techniques to assess the risk of aquatic invasive species. Prevention of harmful new invasions is the first priority, as it is the most cost-effective way to deal with the problem. Once species are established, the task becomes far more complex and costly. The tools used to manage AIS must be carefully analyzed in terms of their effectiveness, how they affect the rest of the ecosystem, their cost, and so on. While some of the tools used to prevent and control harmful introductions vary between pathways, most of them apply across pathways, between jurisdictions, and to a range of species and ecosystems. In this plan, management actions have been organized into four broad categories: legislation, regulation and compliance; risk management; engaging Canadians; and science.

Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network

This site which is the culmination of the efforts of many scientists; national; regional and international organisations is a collaborative effort to address the issue IAS in the Caribbean. Entities such as the Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum (CPHDF) organised mainly by the USDA/APHIS and CARICOM; the project: Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC) funded by the Global Fund for the Environment (GEF) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the lead implementing agency and the Centre for Agriculture and Bio-Sciences International (CABI) as the lead executing agency; and Caribbean Invasive Species Working Group (CISWIG) are some of the main groups actively tackling the issue of IAS in the Caribbean. This site documents some of the key actions to addressing this issue in a way that promotes the actions; the results achieved. It will also give details on a range of IAS of importance to the Caribbean while highlighting the people and organisations that are pioneering the work with these species that can potentially threaten our health and livelihoods; disrupt both intra-regional and international trade and impact our environment by threatening native and endemic Caribbean biodiversity.

Catalog of Fishes

Taxonomic resource, fish, global, Includes species that are not Invasive Species

CBD - Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society Strategic Goal B: Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use Strategic Goal C: To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity Strategic Goal D: Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services Strategic Goal E: Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building.

CBD - Biodiversity for Development

The overall goal of the Biodiversity for Development initiative is to improve the integration of the three objectives of the Convention into development plans and priorities in keeping the spirit of Article 6 (b). The three inter-related objectives of the initiative are: 1.To promote the integration of biodiversity considerations into sectoral policies or cross-sectoral strategies (e.g. Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers or Sustainable Development Strategies) as well as ensuring the development dimension in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs); 2.To facilitate the exchange of experiences and the dissemination of lessons learned and good practices regarding the integration of biodiversity into development sectors and poverty reduction strategies and programmes; 3.To strengthen the linkages between CBD Programmes of Work and development / poverty alleviation, and raise awareness of the Parties on this crucial issue.

CBD - Climate Change Adaptation Database

The database provides web-based guidance on the integration of biodiversity within adaptation planning. It gathers information tools and case studies from a number of relevant partners. Its purpose is to support Parties as they continue to integrate climate change impacts and response activities through their implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

CBD - Climate Change and Biodiversity

It is now widely recognized that climate change and biodiversity are interconnected. Biodiversity is affected by climate change, with negative consequences for human well-being, but biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Consequently, conserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is critical to addressing climate change. This site provides links and information to COP Decisions, case studies, resources, documents and other related areas.

CBD - Ecosystem Approach Sourcebook

This website has been created in response to a request of the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (decision VII/11, paragraph 9) as a tool to help practitioners implement the ecosystem approach and share experiences. Once finalized, the sourcebook will have several components: a case study database, information about the ecosystem approach, and the various tools and techniques that can be used to implement it. At the present time, the first version of the case study database is operational. Other components of the sourcebook will be added shortly, so please visit this website from time to time to check on new developments.

CBD - Experiences, Case Studies, and Assessments

Convention on Biological Diversity. This page provides access to sources of information on experiences with invasive alien species, including case studies and assessments. The list of sources is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather is intended to focus on some key sources that themselves contain a variety of information on experiences with invasive alien species

CBD - Guiding Principles for the Prevention, Introduction and Mitigation of Impacts of Alien Species that Threaten Ecosystems, Habitats or Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Guiding Principles for the Prevention, Introduction and Mitigation of Impacts of Alien Species that Threaten Ecosystems, Habitats or Species The Guiding Principles are intended to assist governments to control invasive alien species, as an integral part of conservation and economic development. They comprise 15 principles on prevention, intentional and unintentional introduction, and mitigation of impacts.

The document is also available in Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and German

CBD - Inter-Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species

The general purpose of the Liaison Group is to facilitate cooperation among relevant organizations to support measures to prevent the introduction and mitigate the impacts of invasive alien species. In the period up to 2020 the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and in particular Aichi Target 9, will provide the main focus of the work of this group.

CBD - National Action Plan for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Convention on Biological Diversity National Action Plan for the Programme of Work on Protected Areas

CBD - National Reports and National Biodiversity Srategy & Action Plans

Convention on Biological Diversity National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

CBD - PoWPA Action Plans

Programme of Work for Protected Areas (PoWPA) Action plans by country.  Select the country from the list to see the plan.

CBD - Principles, Guidelines and Other Tools Developed under the Convention

Convention on Biological Diversity. This page lists some Principles, Guidelines and other tools developed under the Convention. All are available in the six official United Nations Languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian) through associated Conference of the Parties decisions (left column). In the language column on the right, links are made to associated PDF Publications of the Secretariat. It includes Guiding Principles for the Prevention, Introduction and Mitigation of Impacts of Alien Species that Threaten Ecosystems, Habitats or Species
The Guiding Principles are intended to assist governments to control invasive alien species, as an integral part of conservation and economic development. They comprise 15 principles on prevention, intentional and unintentional introduction, and mitigation of impacts.

CBD - Russian Federation: Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the Russian Federation

CBD - Saudi Arabia: Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species

CBD - Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020, including Aichi Biodiversity Targets

In decision X/2, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period. This new plan will be the overarching framework on biodiversity, not only for the biodiversity-related conventions, but for the entire United Nations system.

Central African Republic: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species in the Central African Republic

Climatic similarity and biological exchange in the worldwide airline transportation network

Recent increases in the rates of biological invasion and spread of infectious diseases have been linked to the continued expansion of the worldwide airline transportation network (WAN). Here, the global structure of the WAN is analysed in terms of climatic similarity to illuminate the risk of deliberate or accidental movements of climatically sensitive organisms around the world.

Comoros: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report to CBD on alien and invasive species in Comoros

Congo: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Congo

Conservation Evidence (database)

Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. It summarises evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of conservation Interventions, such as methods of habitat or species management. The site also produces a open-access journal publishing research and case studies. Search results will provide a list of studies and scientific articles published within Conservation Evidence or in other journals (summaries of articles only).

Conservation Evidence (Journal)
Control and management options for mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in Australia

The control and management options presented in this manual are the combined results of years of trials carried out by many dedicated researchers, landholders, herbicide companies, government officers,landcare groups and others.

CyberTracker

CyberTracker is a software too for GPS field data collection, this can be used on a Smartphone or handheld computer to record any type of observation. CyberTracker requires no programming skills, allows you to customize an Application for your own data collection needs.

Czech Republic: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Czech Republic

Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications (DIISE)

Covers all recorded invasive vertebrate eradications on islands and an important tool to improve the quality of eradications.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denying entry : opportunities to build capacity to prevent the introduction of invasive species and improve biosecurity at US ports

A recognized gap in the US government’s knowledge of the role that trade has played in the introduction of invasive species into the US led to a study undertaken by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International Affairs and IUCN. The aim was to identify the resources, strategies, and policies necessary to create, maintain, and make accessible one or more commodity/invasive species databases that EPA and other relevant agencies can apply to trade policy decision-making in a timely and scientifically-based manner.

Department of Conservation Series: Products

The site contains the archives of scientific research undertaken for New Zealand native species.

Design and operation of post-entry quarantine stations for plants

This standard describes general guidelines for the design and operation of post-entry quarantine (PEQ) stations for holding imported consignments of plants, mainly plants for planting, in confinement in order to verify whether or not they are infested with quarantine pests.

Developing an indicator of the abundance, extent and impact of invasive non-native species - DERFA Final report

This report describes an indicator of the abundance, extent and impact of invasive non-native species in Great Britain. The main ideas and options for the abundance indicator and for the impact indicator are considered. A third type of indicator, the annual rate of establishment of new non-native species, is outlined, with provisional data presented only for England

Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests

This standard provides guidance on the structure and content of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) diagnostic protocols for regulated pests. The protocols describe procedures and methods for the official diagnosis of regulated pests that are relevant for international trade. They provide at least the minimum requirements for reliable diagnosis of regulated pests.

Directives pour l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de gestion des eaux de ballast

Guidelines for development of a national ballast water management strategy

Directrices para la evaluación de la condición jurídica y social nacional del agua de lastre

Guidelines for national ballast water status : assessment.  French-language version

Dominican Republic: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the Dominican Republic

Ecological Applications

Ecological Applications, published eight times per year, contains ecological research and discussion papers that have specific relevance to environmental management and policy.

Ecological Management and Restoration

Ecological Management & Restoration aims to bridge the gap between the ecologist's perspective and field manager's experience. Publishing peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, news items, reviews and letters on the science and practice of ecosystem restoration and management, this innovative journal combines a highly readable style with scientifically credible material.

Economic assessment for ballast water management : A guideline

This guideline aims to aid parties working with ballast water management to evaluate and quantify the potential economic impacts of accidental introductions of marine species through ballast water.

Economic assessment for ballast water management : a guideline (Arabic version)

This guideline aims to aid parties working with ballast water management to evaluate and quantify the potential economic impacts of accidental introductions of marine species through ballast water.

Economic assessment for ballast water management : a guideline (Russian version)

This guideline aims to aid parties working with ballast water management to evaluate and quantify the potential economic impacts of accidental introductions of marine species through ballast water.

Environmental Management

Environmental Management offers research and opinions on use and conservation of natural resources, protection of habitats and control of hazards, spanning the field of applied ecology without regard to traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Establishment of Pest-free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)

This standard provides guidelines for the establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae) of economic importance, and for the maintenance of their pest free status.

Estonia: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Estonia.

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) 2013. Council recommendation on plants for renewable energy and Invasive Alien Plants (Paris, 2007-09)

This page contains a summary of the recommendations made by the EPPO Council on the use of invasive alien plant species for bio-energy production. The EPPO Council statement is available in both English and French.

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) 2013. EPPO activities on Invasive Alien Plants

The site provides lists of invasive and potentially invasive alien species, risk and pathway analyses, management standards, links to relevant resources, and other information services (database, bulletin, reporting service etc.) Wild plants can be threatened by the introduction and spread of pests, and notably by 'invasive alien plants' which can seriously disturb and destroy natural plant communities. Therefore in the early 2000s, EPPO started to work more specifically on invasive alien plants, in particular to analyze the risks presented by specific invasive alien plant species for the EPPO region and recommend measures to prevent their introduction and spread via international trade."

European Commission - Invasive Alien Species information

Information on European Commission projects, assessment of existing policies and Recommendations the Commission is currently working on and the dedicated legislative instrument on Invasive Alien Species which is due to be adopted in 2013.

European Environment Agency -NatureWatch Mobile App

The NatureWatch App allows citizen scientists to identify and report invasive alien species using an iPhone application, Submit your reports via photos and videos of species, droppings or footprints as well as through sound bites and written.

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)

The mission of EIFAC is to promote the long-term sustainable development, utilization, conservation, restoration and responsible management of European inland fisheries and aquaculture, consistent with the objectives and principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and other relevant international instruments, and to support sustainable economic, social, and recreational activities towards these goals through:
providing advice, information and coordination;
encouraging enhanced stakeholder participation and communication; and
the delivery of effective research.

European network on Invasive alien Species (NOBANIS) - Database

Alien species database, searchable by species, taxonomic group, habitat and country. Covers all groups for Europe.

European Union: Thematic Report on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the European Union

Evaluating Non-native Plants for their Impact on Biodiversity

Executive Summary NatureServe, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. National Park Service, developed this Invasive Species Assessment Protocol as a tool for assessing, categorizing, and listing non-native invasive vascular plants according to their impact on native species and natural biodiversity in a large geographical area such as a nation, state, province, or ecological region. This protocol is designed to make the process of assessing and listing invasive plants objective and systematic, and to incorporate scientific documentation of the information used to determine each species’ rank. NatureServe’s methodology has previously included assessments of the conservation significance of native species; this protocol extends that scope to non-native species as well. The protocol is used to assess species (or infraspecific taxa, as appropriate) individually for a specified “region of interest” and to assign each species an Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) of High, Medium, Low, or Insignificant to categorize its negative impact on natural biodiversity within that region. The protocol includes 20 questions, each with four scaled responses (A-D, plus U = unknown). The 20 questions are grouped into four sections: Ecological Impact, Current Distribution and Abundance, Trend in Distribution and Abundance, and Management Difficulty. Each species is assessed by considering these questions, with the answers used to calculate a subrank for each of the four sections. An overall I-Rank is then calculated from the subranks. Text comments and citations to information sources should be provided as documentation for each answer selected, along with a concise text summary of the major considerations leading to the overall rank. While designed for use in a specified large, contiguous, biogeographically diverse region, the protocol can be adapted to specified noncontiguous regions (such as the 50 states of the United States), and may also be applied to assess the impact in the non-native range of a species that is also present elsewhere in a region as a native. NatureServe is now using this protocol to assess the biodiversity impact of the approximately 3,500 non-native vascular plant species established outside cultivation in the United States. The protocol is offered here in generalized form for others who might wish to use it to conduct similar assessments and create lists of invasive plants for other nations, states, provinces, ecological regions, or comparable areas. An Invasive Species Assessment Protocol Page 5.

Évaluation économique de la gestion des eaux de ballast : une directive

This guideline aims to aid parties working with ballast water management to evaluate and quantify the potential economic impacts of accidental introductions of marine species through ballast water.

Exotic Species in Guatemala

The national biodiversity portal of Guatemala. With consultation and publication of information relating to biodiversity and related topics. This includes an overview of invasive Alien Species

FAO - Domestic Animal Diversity Information System

DAD-IS is the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System hosted by FAO. It is a communication and information tool for implementing strategies for the management of animal genetic resources (AnGR). It provides the user with searchable databases of breed-related information and images, management tools, and a library of references, links and contacts of Regional and National Coordinators for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources. It provides countries with a secure means to control the entry, updating and accessing of their national data.

FAO Domestic Animal Diversity Information System

DAD-IS is the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System hosted by FAO. It is a communication and information tool for implementing strategies for the management of animal genetic resources (AnGR). It provides the user with searchable databases of breed-related information and images, management tools, and a library of references, links and contacts of Regional and National Coordinators for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources. It provides countries with a secure means to control the entry, updating and accessing of their national data.

Feral.org.au

The website contains a searchable database of information for invasive vertebrate species in Australia and New Zealand. Information includes published and unpublished research, technical reports, legislation and management practices and threat mitigation plans. The website also has information on social issues and animal welfare, as well as an image gallery and PestMaps, which are maps of the distributions and abundances of invasive species. The Bureau of Rural Sciences’ Australian Pest Animal Management Program supported the predecessor of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (the Pest Animal Control CRC) in cooperation with the University of Canberra to develop a comprehensive, interactive and freely-available website on pest animals. The site aims to make information on past and current research related to invasive animal control readily accessible and to interpret and pull together relevant data to assist users of the site in making management decisions.

The site is structured around a searchable database of information on vertebrate invasive animals in Australia and New Zealand.
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Feralscan

A community website that allows you to record and map sightings of feral animals, birds,fish and control activities in your local area. includes mobile mapping tools, Distribution data, and resources on control In all AUS states.

Finland's National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species

The objective of Finland’s National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species is to minimise the threat and damage caused by invasive alien species, both those already present in Finland and the potential ones. The measures proposed in the Strategy address invasive alien species introduced to Finland by human action, intentionally or unintentionally, which are spreading uncontrolledly and cause harmful impacts as they do so. The purpose of the Strategy is to prevent the introduction to Finland of new invasive alien species that spread uncontrolledly.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2013. Invasive species: impacts on forests and forestry

This website discusses the impacts of invasive species on forests and the forestry sector.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, 2013. Ballast waters: pollution and invasive species

This site provides information on ballast water as a source of pollution and marine invasive species.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2013. Forest pest species profiles home

This site provides a list of species profiles for significant pest species impacting forests and the forest sector. Each factsheet contains information on the species' identification, distribution, ecology, pathways, symptoms and damage, and possible control measures.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2013. Invasive and Introduced Tree Species Database

This page contains a database on forest tree species, which have been declared invasive or introduced in at least one country. A country species list is available, where users can select a country and view a list of tree species considered introduced or invasive within that particular country.

Forest Ecology and Management

Forest Ecology and Management publishes scientific articles that link forest ecology with forest management, and that apply biological and ecological knowledge to the management and conservation of man-made and natural forests. The scope of the journal includes all forest ecosystems of the world.

Forestry Images

The site provides images of pests, taxonomic information, and images of the damage caused by pests on forest trees.

Galapagos Invasive Species

The site offers information on invasive species of all taxa in the Galapagos Islands. This includes summaries of general information on alien invasive species, manuals and protocols to identify and manage species, information on regional planning and community involvement in conservation efforts as well as lists of noxious weeds and other invasive species in the Galapagos. Statement of purpose for the Galapagos invasive species web site:
Inform the wider world (local, national and international) of the invasive species problem in Galapagos, the challenges which their management presents, and advances in their eradication and control, in order to:

enable exchange of information and experience between technical people;
identify areas of common interest between experts, projects, organisations and countries:
broadcast the successes and lessons learned from the programmes of eradication and control of invasive species in Galapagos;
broadcast knowledge of the problems caused and impact of invasive species in Galapagos.
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Germany: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on invasive and alien species in Germany

GISP Guidelines & Toolkits

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) produced best practices, toolkits and guidelines for policy makers. These include Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Marine Biofouling and Invasive Species; A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species; A Toolkit for Developing Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Alien Species; Best Practice for the Management of Introduced Marine Pests - A Review; Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit for Best Prevention and Management Practices; A Guide to Designing Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Alien Invasive Species; and Best Management Practices for Preventing and Controlling Invasive Alien Species.

GISP Training Course on Best Practice for the Management of Introduced Marine Pests

Training course materials on best practice for management of introduced marine species. Hilliard R. 2005 Best Practice for the Management of Introduced Marine Pests - A Review. Publisher Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

GISP Training Course on Drafting Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Species (Regional) - English

GISP Training Course on Drafting Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Species in English. Shine C. 2008 A Toolkit for Developing Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Alien Species. Publisher Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

GISP Training Course on Strategies and Tools to Prevent the Introduction of Invasive Species (Tanzania) in English.

The purpose of this course is to provide general training for border clearance officials and others on pre-border, border, and post-border strategies and approaches for preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species alien species (IAS).

GISP Training Course on the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species (Regional)

List of links to GISP Training Course materials and their respective modules. Emerton L. & Howard G. 2008 A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species. Publisher Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

GISP Training Course on the Management of Invasive Alien Species (National: Kenya & Mozambique)

Training course materials on invasive alien species management in Kenya and Mozambique. Wittenberg R. & Cock M.J.W. 2001 (eds) Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit for Best Prevention and Management Practices. Publisher Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

Global Eradication and Response Database (Gerda)

The GERDA database summarises incursion response and eradication programmes from around the world. The scope of the database is terrestrial arthropod pests and plant pathogens. Weeds, vertebrate pests, aquatic pests, and animal diseases are not currently included

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)

The GISD focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union.
Many of the species profiles feature images, include a description section and, where available, links to Diagnostic information sources such as for the ant profiles and others. They features distribution information at country level and also at site level including protected areas and ecosystem, admin unit level, island etc. The database entries are rich in management information.

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)

The GISD focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union.

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) 2007. Development of case studies on the economic impacts of invasive species in Africa Salvinia molesta

This report details the results of an extensive desktop study to quantify the economic impacts of an invasive weed species in Africa. This report examines the economic impact of this invasive weed species, including impacts on fishing yields, agricultural production and tourism. The impacts were valued using market prices (where available) and published data on yields and productivity.

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) 2007. Development of case studies on the economic impacts of invasive species in Africa. Mimosa pigra

This report details the results of an extensive desktop study to quantify the economic impacts of Mimosa pigra (Mimosa), an invasive weed species in Africa.This report examines the economic impact of these invasive weed species, including impacts on fishing yields, agricultural production and tourism. The impacts were valued using market prices (where available) and published data on yields and productivity.

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), 2008. Biofuel crops and the use of non-native species: mitigating the risks of invasion. May 2008

This note provides basic information and recommendations for proposals on biofuel developments using species that may have a history of invasion and so require careful management if they are to be used on a large scale and not contribute to natural habitat and biodiversity loss.

Global strategy on invasive alien species

Summarising key findings of the Phase I Synthesis Conference held in September 2000 in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, this publication presents ten strategic responses that address how to mitigate the threats of IAS. Directed toward the decision-makers whose policies and practices are affecting the movement of species around the world, this strategy strives to provide a resource to increase awareness and provide policy advice.

Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species. (McNeely, J.A., Mooney, H.A., Neville, L.E., Schei, P. & Waage, J.K. (eds.) 2001. IUCN on behalf of the Global Invasive Species Programme, Gland, Switzerland) and Cambridge, UK

This document details a global strategy on invasive alien species. It covers the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of invasive alien species, their pathways, dispersal and movement, as well as management, policy information and strategic responses. Included are case studies, a list of relevant organisations and institutions, as well as a glossary. The Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species is based on contributions from the team leaders of the eleven main components addressed under Phase I of the Global Invasive Species Programme. This strategy summarizes key findings of the Phase I Synthesis Conference held September 2000 in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa and presents ten strategic responses that address mitigating the threats of invasive alien species. Directed toward the decision-makers whose policies and practices are affecting the movement of species around the world, this Strategy strives to provide a resource to increase awareness and provide policy advice.

GloBallast

Invasive aquatic species are one of the four greatest threats to the world's oceans, and can cause extremely severe environmental, economic and public health impacts.The GEF/UNDP/IMO Global Ballast Water Management Programme (GloBallast) is assisting developing countries to; reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships' ballast water, implement the IMO ballast water Guidelines and prepare for the new IMO ballast water Convention.

Gorse National Best Practice Manual

This is the 2nd edition of the Gorse National Best Practice Manual. It is a fully integrated best practice document which includes comprehensive instructions for mapping gorse, planning a control program, undertaking the work and following-up. It is the definitive guide for land managers to inform themselves about how to plan gorse control and ultimately eradicate gorse from their properties and the Australian landscape. The manual describes the latest trailed best practice gorse management, with enough detail in easy-to-understand language to allow land managers to confidently take on eradicating gorse and win.

Greece: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Greece

Guide to Implementation of Phytosanitary Standards in Forestry

With increasing global trade, new threats to forest health emerge due to the increased risk and frequency of trade-driven international pest movement. In the last decade several pests have been introduced into other countries and continents through international trade, and these have contributed to the international recognition of the importance of phytosanitary measures. How much do you know about the health of forests? FAO, using an integrated approach to deal with forest health problems, has produced the Guide to implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry that provides easy to understand information about everything you should know to help protect the forests from pests. The page also links to an interactive training course developed by FAO and IPPC for anyone wishing to learn more about the importance and relevance of phytosanitary measures in the international trade in forest commodities.

Guide to some invasive species affecting Lake Tanganyika

This handbook provides information on invasive plants around Lake Tanganyika. Information on the plant's identification along with photographs are provided to enable invasive plant recognition. Pathway and dispersal as well as information on management/control options are also included.

Guidelines for a Phytosanitary Import Regulatory System

This standard describes the structure and operation of a phytosanitary import regulatory system and the rights, obligations and responsibilities which should be considered in establishing, operating and revising the system. In this standard any reference to legislation, regulation, procedure, measure or action is a reference to phytosanitary legislation, regulation etc. unless otherwise specified.

Guidelines for development of a national ballast water management strategy

This document is a manual providing advice and information to the development of national ballast water management strategies. It contains a step-by-step guide and a list of useful resources at the end.

Guidelines for development of a national ballast water management strategy (Arabic version)

This document is a manual providing advice and information to the development of national ballast water management strategies. It contains a step-by-step guide and a list of useful resources at the end.

Guidelines for development of a national ballast water management strategy (Russian version)

This document is a manual providing advice and information to the development of national ballast water management strategies. It contains a step-by-step guide and a list of useful resources at the end.

Guidelines for national ballast water status : assessments

This document provides guidelines and advice for national administrations through the processes of evaluating and preparing for the implementation of ballast water management measures.

Guidelines for national ballast water status : assessments (Arabic version)

This document provides guidelines and advice for national administrations through the processes of evaluating and preparing for the implementation of ballast water management measures.

Guidelines for national ballast water status : assessments (Russian version)

This document provides guidelines and advice for national administrations through the processes of evaluating and preparing for the implementation of ballast water management measures.

Guidelines for the determination and recognition of the equivalence of phytosanitary measures

The standard describes the principles and requirements that apply for the determination and recognition of the equivalence of phytosanitary measures. It also describes a procedure for equivalence determinations in international trade.

Guidelines for the export, shipment, import and release of biological control agents and other beneficial organisms (2005).

This standard provides guidelines for risk management related to the export, shipment, import and release of biological control agents and other beneficial organisms. It lists the related responsibilities of contracting parties to the IPPC, national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) or other responsible authorities, importers and exporters (as described in the standard). The standard addresses biological control agents capable of self-replication (including parasitoids, predators, parasites, nematodes, phytophagous organisms, and pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and viruses), as well as sterile insects and other beneficial organisms (such as mycorrhizae and pollinators), and includes those packaged or formulated as commercial products. Provisions are also included for import for research in quarantine facilities of non-indigenous biological control agents and other beneficial organisms.

Guidelines on biofuels and invasive species

These guidelines outline step-by-step recommendations for interventions to minimise risks of biological invasions along the biofuels supply chain.

Guidelines on Lists of Regulated Pests

This standard describes the procedures to prepare, maintain and make available lists of regulated pests.

Harmful Algae

This journal provides a forum to promote knowledge of harmful microalgae and macroalgae, including cyanobacteria, as well as monitoring, management and control of these organisms.

Honduras: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Honduras

Hungary: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Hungary

Hymenachne: Control methods and case studies

This manual outlines the ecology and threat of hymenachne, discusses a range of control methods, and provides planning tools to assist in weed control. It also covers the impact of ponded pasture species and provides some information on native
hymenachne (Hymenachne acutigluma). The information presented in this manual is based on a review of published information, a study of field practices, and a survey of technical experts and weed managers. In addition, the manual contains a number of case studies that give practical examples of how hymenachne is being managed or utilised in various parts of northern Australia.

I3N - Argentina

As part of the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN), the I3N Invasive Species Network is a regional network of people and institutions sharing information on invasive species of all taxa. The database is under construction, and currently only features a list of invasive species.

I3N - Dominican Republic

As part of the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN), the I3N Invasive Species Network is a regional network of people and institutions sharing information on invasive species of all taxa. The website is in progress.

I3N - Ecuador

As part of the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN), the I3N Invasive Species Network is a regional network of people and institutions sharing information on invasive species of all taxa.

I3N - Jamaica

As part of the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN), the I3N Invasive Species Network is a regional network of people and institutions sharing information on invasive species of all taxa.

I3N - Tools For The Prevention Of Biological Invasions

I3N is the invasive species thematic network of the Inter- American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) I3N Risk Analysis of Invasion Tool and Vector Analysis of Pathways Tool

For plants, these tools are available for download in Excel format as separate worksheets in the same file. Terrestrial Vertebrates and Fishes have only Risk Analysis Tools available. The user manuals for each of the tools are separate pdf files. If upon opening the Excel files an alert is generated saying "this file contains macros," you must enable macros for the file to operate properly. These tools are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. It includes a mobile phone app and can be used with ArcPad

Implementation of the Aquatic Weeds of National Siginificance Strategic Plans - Progress Report: 2003 - 2008

This report is a summary of progress made by stakeholders over the past five years (2003-2008) in the implementation of strategies aimed at controlling the spread of the three aquatic weeds of national significance (WoNS): • Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) • Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) • Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) Information for this report is drawn primarily from annual reports prepared by the National Aquatic Weeds Coordinator for the National Aquatic Weeds Management Group, though other sources were also consulted.

InfoAndina - Invasive Species Program in Peru.

Program run by Inter-American Biodiversity and the Natural History Museum of the University Ricardo Palma which is developing a database of invasive alien species in Peru. Coverage is limited (Spanish language only)

Information System of Invasive Species in Mexico

The site contains a database of invasive species of all taxa found in Mexico. Information about these IAS have been obtained from experts, scientific literature, and from projects supported by CONABIO. For each species listed, information on its introduction route and status of invasion are provided. The list is regularly updated. This page presents the lists of invasive species reported for our country and some whose Mexico entry is imminent, or would have severe consequences for our biodiversity. These lists are in constant review, due to the dynamic nature of the problem, so it will be updated on a regular basis.

Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research

Site Specializing in Invasive Bamboo Research in the USA

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments

the Ballast Water Management Convention, adopted in 2004, aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, by establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ships' ballast water and sediments

International mechanisms for the control and responsible use of alien species in aquatic ecosystems.

This document contains the report of and papers presented at the Ad hoc Expert Consultation, International Mechanisms for the Control and Responsible Use of Alien Species in Aquatic Ecosystems, held 27–30 August 2003, in Xishuangbanna, People's Republic of China. Bartley, D.M.; Bhujel, R.C.; Funge-Smith, S.; Olin, P.G.; Phillips, M.J. (comps./eds.) International mechanisms for the control and responsible use of alien species in aquatic ecosystems. Report of an Ad Hoc Expert Consultation. Xishuangbanna, People's Republic of China, 27–30 August 2003. Rome, FAO. 2005. 195p.

International ocean governance : using international law and organizations to manage marine resources sustainably

This report evaluates the effectiveness of international agreements and organizations and recommends numerous improvements. It includes a series of tables and maps, which can be easily updated. The tables present a problem-oriented summary of global and regional legal instruments and an indication of the scientific, technical, and legal guidance offered by international bodies. The maps demonstrate geographic relationships in eight ocean regions -- among regional marine and regional fisheries conventions, large marine ecosystems, major river basins, marine protected areas, and national jurisdiction.

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) – Phytosanitary information portal

At Phytosanitary.info you can find and contribute phytosanitary technical resources from and to the world's plant protection community. The IPPC Secretariat encourages contributions in any language from anyone in the world working in the field of plant protection including IPPC Contracting Parties, Regional Plant Protection Organisations and other relevant organisations.

International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)

The International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) was founded in 1997, in response to a request from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO for an international programme o­n harmful algae. The Society is affiliated to the ICSU family of organizations as a constituent part of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) through the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO). The overall mandate of the Society is to promote and foster research and training programs o­n harmful algae, and to co-sponsor meetings o­n this topic at the national, regional, and international level.

InvasIBER Invasive Exotic Species in the Iberian Peninsula

InvasIBER contains a database of invasive and established exotic species on the Iberian Peninsula, open to interested specialists in the field. Species profiles contain taxonomic information, photos, ecological information and impacts of establishment on native systems. InvasIBER aims to offer an internet platform, open to any interested specialists, disclosure of this problem in the Iberian peninsula. The main objective of InvasIBER is to establish a database of invasive species. InvasIBER aims to bring together information on Spanish for the introduced and established and naturalized species in the Iberian peninsula, including all taxa of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Not established species are excluded in principle (imported not introduced, in captivity or casual) and are not considered Islands (Balearics, Canaries,...) because they often have many native and exotic species different from the peninsula and in addition there are excellent initiatives similar to similar to InvasIBER: href="http://herbarivirtual.uib.es/Llistat%20ex%F2tiques/index.htm"> And

Invasionsoft

A web-enabled tool to create Simulations for Predicting Colonization of Aquatic Invasive Species.

"Predicting and averting the spread of invasive species is a core focus of resource managers in all ecosystems. Patterns of invasion are difficult to forecast, compounded by a lack of user-friendly species distribution model (SDM) tools to help managers focus control efforts. This paper presents a web-based cellular automata hybrid modeling tool developed to study the invasion pattern of lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) in the western Atlantic and is a natural extension our previous lionfish study. Our goal is to make publically available this hybrid SDM tool and demonstrate both a test case (P. volitans/miles) and a use case (Caulerpa taxifolia). The software derived from the model, titled Invasionsoft, is unique in its ability to examine multiple default or user-defined parameters, their relation to invasion patterns, and is presented in a rich web browser-based GUI with integrated results viewer. The beta version is not species-specific and includes a default parameter set that is tailored to the marine habitat. Invasionsoft is provided as copyright protected freeware at http://www.invasionsoft.com.!

Invasive Alien Species - Tematea

The module is a tool that offers a logical framework of obligations and commitments from regional and global biodiversity agreements, which encompass issues of invasive alien species. This is based on current articles, decisions, recommendations and conclusions from a range of agreements on issues that are significant for biodiversity. Modules are also supported at country level. Invasive alien species (IAS) are non-native species that are introduced deliberately or unintentionally in areas outside their natural habitats, where they become established, proliferate and spread, causing damage to the environment. Implementation requirements from multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) focus on the prevention of the introduction of IAS and the control and eradication of those IAS, which nonetheless become established to threaten ecosystems, habitats or native species that may be endangered. The module is divided into seven sections: Assessments: including risk assessment, impact assessment, presence of IAS, identification, reporting and indicators. Legislative measures and national policies: including national strategies. Management: including the prevention and eradication of IAS, rehabilitation and restoration, and other non-legislative approaches. Economic instruments: including incentives Provision of resources: including funding activities and capacity building. Communication, education and public awareness: including training Cooperation: including coordination across sectors "

Invasive Alien Species A Challenge to NEPAD

Brochure on invasive species on the New Programme for Africa's Development

Invasive Alien Species and Protected areas: A Scoping Report Part I. Scoping the scale and nature of invasive alien species threats to protected areas, impediments to IAS management and means to address those impediments.

Invasive Alien Species and Protected areas: A Scoping Report Part I. Scoping the scale and nature of invasive alien species threats to protected areas, impediments to IAS management and means to address those impediments. 2007. Produced for the World Bank as a contribution to the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Produced by Maj De Poorter (Invasive Species Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN - The World Conservation Union)

Invasive Alien Species and Protected areas: A Scoping Report Part II. Suggestions for an IUCN approach to addressing present and future threats from invasive alien species in protected areas.

Invasive Alien Species and Protected areas: A Scoping Report Part II. Suggestions for an IUCN approach to addressing present and future threats from invasive alien species in protected areas. 2007 Produced for the World Bank as a contribution to the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Produced by Maj De Poorter (Invasive Species Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN - The World Conservation Union)

Invasive Alien Species in Belgium

The Belgium Forum on Invasive Species (BFIS) promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists through the facilitation of information exchange and dissemination, with the hope of developing appropriate measures to control or mitigate the impacts of invasive alien species in Belgium. The site provides fact sheets / profiles of invasive alien species in Belgium, which contain taxonomic information, distribution, time and method of introduction, preferred habitat, a measure of invasiveness, as well as impacts on native species and ecosystems. The Belgian Forum on Invasive Species gathers scientific information on presence, distribution, auto-ecology, adverse impacts and management of invasive alien species. It regularly updates a reference list of exotic species in Belgium and is responsible for the elaboration of a black list gathering species with a strong detrimental impact on biodiversity.

Invasive alien species in the Lower Mekong Basin : current state of play

The Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP) will devise a regional strategy to address the existing and potential impacts of IAS in the LMB. This preliminary report is the first step in moving towards developing a strategy to manage IAS issues in the LMB.

Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit for Best Prevention and Management Practices. Wittenberg R. & Cock M.J.W. 2001 (eds) Publisher GISP.

The layout of the toolkit is intended to be largely self-explanatory. An introductory chapter to set the scene is followed by Chapter 2 on building strategy and policy, (i.e. how to develop national plans and support for them). Methods for prevention of invasive species and the risk-analysis process are dealt with in Chapter 3, while methods for early detection of new invasive species are reviewed in Chapter 4. A broad review of different management approaches is offered in Chapter 5, and some thoughts on how to use the toolkit are provided in Chapter 6.

Invasive Plant Science and Management

Invasive Plant Science and Management is a broad-based journal that focuses on
•fundamental and applied research on invasive plant biology, ecology, management
•restoration of invaded non-crop areas
•many other aspects relevant to invasive species, including educational activities, policy issues, sociopolitical impact, technological aspects and case study reports.

Invasive species - impacts on forestry

The site provides a number of resources including the invasive and introduced trees database, species profiles for forest pests, pest management options and links to a number of other FAO publications. An integral part of sustainable forest management is measures to protect forests from natural threats such as fire, insects and diseases. Increasingly, an additional and more severe threat has been affecting the forest sector worldwide - invasive species. Invasive species are any species that are non-native to a particular ecosystem and whose introduction and spread causes, or are likely to cause, socio-cultural, economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. "

Invasive Species Council (ISC) Double Trouble Ebulletin: Pests and Climate Change

In this e-bulletin series, the Invasive Species Council aims to spread awareness on the links between climate change and invasive species. Each issue provides examples of the interactions between climage change and invasive species spread. These e-bulletins aim to promote reforms to diminish the thread of invasives.

Invasive Species Ireland

The website contains a range of resources, information and case studies on invasive species and their management in Ireland. Species profiles contain ecological information and pictures, along with simple measures to prevent their spread. The Biosecurity section provides guidelines and codes of practice for fields such as horticulture, aquaculture and other general activities in order to minimise the chances of spread for invasive species. The site also has a Management Toolkit section, which provides extensive information on implementing measures of control, and these information include risk assessments, legislation, biocontrol, other control measures (chemical, physical etc.), priority setting, collaboration and local action. In Ireland, practical management of introduced species is challenging because of the cross-border implications of controlling introductions and spread. A pro-active stance is fundamental since prevention of introductions is demonstrably more cost-effective than reactive control or eradication measures.

Invasive Species Ireland acts as a co-ordination mechanism and provides advice and resources for stakeholders, in addition to carrying out risk assessment, policy development, education and awareness activities, research and development of invasive species action plans.

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Invasive Species Management - what taxonomic support is needed?

This document examines the significance of taxonomy as a useful measure in preventing and managing the spread of invasive species, and reports on a needs assessment for taxonomy to deliver against IAS management needs.

Invasive Species Management in the Pacific: A review of national plans and current activities

This review was prepared by the Pacific Invasives Initiative (PII) on request from the Pacific Invasives Partnership (PIP). It was undertaken to examine the invasive species management components within the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans of twelve Pacific island countries (PICs): Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Invasive Species Scotland

The website provides a list of invasive species in Scotland. Each factsheet has information on ecological impacts, distribution, pathways of introduction along with possible control methods (biological, physical, chemical etc.). Photos as well as a list of links to relevant resources are also available. This is part of Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) which works on prevention, control or eradication of invasive species and diseases in river catchments and with support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation has initiated the RAFTS Biosecurity and Invasive Species Programme.

Invasive species, climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation : addressing multiple drivers of global change

This report focuses on the primary linkages between climate change and the spread of invasive species as well as the secondary and tertiary interactions of their corresponding impacts. It includes a list of relevant case studies and a set of recommendations to aid policy makers in integrating invasive species prevention and management with climate change adaption and mitigation strategies.

Invasores en Mesoamérica y el Caribe : resultados del Taller sobre especies invasoras : ante los retos de su presencia en Mesoamérica y el Caribe

In this publication summaries are given of the main case studies presented at the workshop on invasive alien species, both those with severe economic impacts and certain others posing serious threats to the region’s environment.

IPPC - Guidelines for Pest Eradication Programmes

This standard describes the components of a pest eradication programme which can lead to the establishment or re-establishment of pest absence in an area.

Ireland: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on invasive and alien species in Ireland

Islamic Republic of Iran: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Iran

Island Biodiversity and Invasive Species Database (IBIS)

Focused on the threat of invasive species on native species and ecosystems on islands. The site enables users to search the database directly by species, or by location, or by impacts of invasive species and their outcomes on native populations. With each species entry, there is an invasive threat summary, and a threat management summary detailing possible conservation strategies and past case studies. IBIS was developed by the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group in response to feedback from island conservation managers that there was a need for better access to data and information on invasive alien species on islands and how to manage this insidious threat. IBIS aims to record and provide information on the impacts of invasive alien species on native species on islands (with a focus on those that are classified as ‘threatened’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species- Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) and Vulnerable (VU)), and the management of this threat.

Island Invasives: Eradication and management: proceedings of the international conference on island invasives

This document is a collation of articles from a conference in Auckland focusing on the management and eradication of invasive species, especially on islands.

Israel: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Israel.

IUCN Guidelines For The Prevention Of Biodiversity Loss Caused By Alien Invasive Species (February 2000)

Recommendations

Jamaica: Thematic Report to CBD in Invasive and Alien species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on ivnasive and alien species in Jamaica

Japan: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Japan

Journal of Applied Ecology

Journal of Applied Ecology publishes novel, high impact papers on the interface between ecological science and the management of biological resources...The journal includes all major themes in applied ecology, such as conservation biology, global change, environmental pollution, wildlife and habitat management, land use and management, aquatic resources, restoration ecology, and the management of pests, weeds and disease.

Journal of Environmental Management

The Journal of Environmental Management is a journal for the publication of peer reviewed, original research for all aspects of management and the managed use of the environment, both natural and man-made.

Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management

The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management encourages submission of original, high quality, English-language scientific papers on the practical application and integration of science to conservation and management of native North American fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats in the following categories: Articles, Notes, Surveys and Issues and Perspectives.

La gobernanza internacional del océano : el uso del derecho internacional y las organizaciones para manejar los recursos marinos de manera sostenible -

This report evaluates the effectiveness of international agreements and organizations and recommends numerous improvements. It includes a series of tables and maps, which can be easily updated. The tables present a problem-oriented summary of global and regional legal instruments and an indication of the scientific, technical, and legal guidance offered by international bodies. The maps demonstrate geographic relationships in eight ocean regions -- among regional marine and regional fisheries conventions, large marine ecosystems, major river basins, marine protected areas, and national jurisdiction.

Lantana Best Practice Manual and Decision Support Tool

The Lantana Best Practice Manual provides a comprehensive guide to the biology and ecology of the weed, the range of management options and how to integrate them, as well as information on how to plan
and monitor your control activities.

Along with the Decision Support Tool, a computerbased tool to help determine the most appropriate sequence of initial and follow-up control for your particular management situation, this resource should enable the implementation of an efficient and costeffective management program on your property.

Lebanon: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Lebanon

Linkages between Development Assistance and Invasive Alien Species in Freshwater Systems in South East Asia. Gutierrez, A.T. & Reaser, J.K. 2005 USAID Asia and Near East Bureau, Washington, DC.

Recognizing the significant impacts that IAS have on the environment, economy, and human health, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), sponsored a preliminary assessment to investigate the linkages between IAS and development assistance in the freshwater systems of Southeast Asia. This report details the findings of the assessment, which focused on three areas – (1) development assistance as pathway of introduction, (2) development assistance projects adversely impacted by IAS, and (3) development assistance projects working to address IAS.

Lithuania: Thematic Report to CBD on Invasive and Alien Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on invasive and alien species in Lithuania

Macdonald, I.A.W., J.K. Reaser, C. Bright, L.E. Neville, G.W. Howard, S.J. Murphy & G. Preston (eds.). 2003. Invasive alien species in southern Africa: national reports & directory of resources. Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

This report is a product of a workshop entitled Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species:
Forging Cooperation throughout Southern Africa, held by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) in Lusaka, Zambia on 10-12 June 2002.

Madagascar: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Madagascar

Mainstreaming gender into prevention and management of invasive species

This report analyses gender perspectives of invasive species impacts and management. A case study of invasions of Prosopis juliflora and Parthenium hysterophorus in Ethiopia is included.

Mali: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Mali

Marine Biofouling & Invasive Species: guidelines for prevention and management

This document contains information on marine biofouling as a pathway for the spread of invasive species. The ecological and economic impacts of invasive marine species are included, along with case studies. The document also provides information on management practices, regulatory framework and legislation and recommendations.

Marine Biofouling: An Assessment of the Risks and Management Initiatives. Compiled by Lynn Jackson on behalf of the Global Invasive Species Programme and the UNEP Regional Seas Programme. Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), 2008. 68pp

The escalating numbers of invasive species in the marine environment, together with an increasing awareness of the implications thereof, have stimulated a substantial amount of research aimed both at gaining a better understanding of marine invasions and at finding ways to prevent and/or manage them. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of those initiatives dealing with biofouling as a pathway for marine invasions.

Marine Bioinvasions: A collection of reviews

A collection of journal articles on invasive species in marine environments.

Marine menace : alien invasive species in the marine environment

This booklet does not present new or primary information, but rather a synthesis of current issues and trends, including several examples of some of the worst marine invasive species, their spread and impact. It is targeted at the general public to highlight an important but often overlooked issue, and to serve as a source of information and inspiration.

Marine news - Global Marine Programme News

Marine News is the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme e-newsletter. It includes news stories related to a diversity of marine-related topics such as climate change mitigation and adaptation; threatened marine species; energy and industry; marine protected areas; marine invasive species; fisheries and aquaculture; ocean governance and the Arctic. It also highlights recent marine expeditions and outstanding marine photographs.

Mauritius: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species of Mauritius

Menace en mer : les espèces exotiques envahissantes dans l'environnement marin

Marine menace : alien invasive species in the marine environment

Mesoamerica and the Caribbean: Invasives in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. Regional workshop in Invasive Alien Species, San José, Coast Rica June 2001

The document contains the results and presentations of a regional workshop in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean about the threat of invasive alien species. There is some discussion on the presence and impacts of invasive species in the region, as well as a number of case studies. Information on global and regional maangement strategies is also available.

Mexico: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Mexico

Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council (RISC) Strategic Action Plan 2012 - 2016

The five strategic goals of the 2012-­‐2016 RISC SAP are:
1. Provide updates and recommendations to enable the RISC-­‐member Chief Executives to make informed decisions and take effective actions on invasive species policy and management;
2. Promote public awareness and education regarding invasive species and biosecurity;
3. Foster regional and international communication and cooperation on invasive species and biosecurity;
4. Support and recommend the development and implementation of coordinated efforts to enhance regional biosecurity; and,
5. Develop human and financial resources to implement RISC goals.

Mimosa pigra: National Best Practice Management Manual

This manual is designed to help you make informed decisions about how to plan and carry out your mimosa control program. It is also designed so that landholders without significant mimosa infestations know how to recognise, monitor and prevent the establishment of mimosa on their land.

Namibia: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Namibia.

National African Boxthorn Strategic Plan

Weeds of National Significance are declared based on their invasiveness, impacts, potential for spread and significant environmental and socioeconomic impacts. African boxthorn ticks all these boxes, and in 2012 was declared a Weed of National Significance. This Strategic Plan provides guidance for the first five years of implementing a nationally coordinated approached to managing African boxthorn.

National and Regional Legislation for promotion and Support to the Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Invasive Species. Young, T.R. 2006. Paper No. 108, Environment Papers, The World Bank.

The object of this paper is to begin to develop a frame of reference for legal and administrative understanding of the range of invasives issues and possible governmental responses. While it cannot be completely comprehensive, it has sought to evaluate a wide range of national, subnational, and supranational legislation. The work is predominantly a ‘desk study’ (calling for no national visits, interviews or other on-theground evaluation), however, it is informed by the author’s prior experience as well as some ‘opportunistic’ interviews with national legislators and implementing offi cials dealing with invasive species.

National Case Studies Manual - Parkinsonia

This manual incorporates a summary of our present understanding of parkinsonia ecology and management. This technical information is supported by a variety of case studies drawn from areas that represent the Australian geographic range of this weed.

National Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Trinidad and Tobago 2011

The purpose of the NISS is to provide a framework to effectively manage potential as well as established IAS in Trinidad and Tobago.

National Invasive Species Action Plan, Samoa, July 2008 - June 2011

Samoa’s National Invasive Species Action plan (NISAP) is Samoa’s response to the threat from invasive species and sets out the framework and identifies the key initial actions that need to be undertaken to effectively assess and manage the threat and impacts of new and existing invasive species in Samoa. The actions have been prioritised, with timeframes and identification of the lead agency/group and relevant partners that will be involved in implementation.

National Invasive Species Management Plan, USA: 2008 - 2012

The problem of invasive species may at times seem overwhelming. However, considerable success is being achieved in the prevention, detection, eradication and control of some invasive species along with increasing emphasis in the restoration of ecosystems that have previously been dramatically affected by invasive species. Additional research and information exchange; new detection and eradication techniques; and innovative control methodologies and collaborative models are increasing our capacity to address invasive species problems. The 2008–2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan takes a strategic approach and builds on existing programs to maximize federal efforts over the next five years to prevent and control invasive species in order to enhance our environment, economy and human health.

NatureServe

This site offers a database of rare and endagered plants, animals and ecosystems in the United States and Canada. Species factsheets include distribution maps, conservation status, life histories and population information. Welcome to NatureServe Explorer, an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.

Neighborhood watch : early detection and rapid response to biological invasion along US trade pathways

This report offers recommendations to improve biosecurity measures at US ports, as well as a possible funding mechanism based upon the polluter-pays principle.

Neoflora

The site provides information on alien plant species in Germany, including a manual of about 40 documented invasive plants along with pictures and measures of control. Other information include the ecological impacts on native systems, legal and political frameworks, possible methods of mitigation of invasive plants and review of neophytes in conservation. There is also a forum for interaction between parties interested in these plants. NeoFlora contains general information such as:

What are neophytes or invasive species ?
Political and legal framework
environmental foundations
Effects and dangers of invasive plants for conservation, economic and health
Review of neophytes in conservation
possible measures

Netherlands: Thematic Report to CBD on Invasive And Alien Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species int he Netherlands

New Zealand: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report and comments on alien and invasive species in New Zealand

Niger: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Niger

NISSAP – South Africa

Invasive species South Africa.
Website covering all of south Africa with an agricultural focus on plants and animals, regularly updated and with resources on policy and methods of control.

North American Invasive Species Network (NAISN)

The North American Invasive Species Network (NAISN) is an American 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed in 2010 by university and government scientists from across North America. The countries of Mexico and Canada participate as NAISN members through a Memorandum of Understanding. Membership is targeted toward regional university centers and institutes, government institutions, non-profit organizations, research labs, and/or other groups and individuals with invasive species interests and qualifications that are valuable to the mission of NAISN. Because invasive species cross governmental jurisdictional boundary lines, NAISN aims to unify and connect existing regional invasive species efforts into a single network to improve communication, collaboration, and overall coordination to help current invasive species management and prevention efforts across the continent.

Norway: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report and additional comments on alien and invasive species in Norway

OIE standards on animal diseases

The OIE standards provide measures to ensure safe international trade in animals and animal products as well as measures for disease control and eradication. The OIE standards cover various internationally important animal diseases, some of which are considered to be invasive alien species based on the CBD definition. The OIE standards on animal diseases (and import risk analysis (animal disease pathogens)) are presented in two Codes, i.e. Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Aquatic Animal Health Code and two Manuals, i.e. Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines of Terrestrial Animals and Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals.

There are links from the page to (the Terrestrial Animal Health Code),The
(Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals), The
(Aquatic Animal Health Code and the
(Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals.

Oman: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Oman

Pacific Invasives Learning Network (PILN)

The Pacific Invasives Learning Network is a capacity building network of multi-agency teams in the Pacific to address the threats posed by invasive species. A report on works "Soundbites" is published monthly.

Pakistan: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Pakistan

Palau National Invasive Species Strategy

Recognizing the serious dangers posed by invasive species, the President of the Republic of Palau issued Executive Order 219 (see Appendix II) on November 28, 2004, directing the National Environmental Protection Council (NEPC) to address the problem of invasive species. The NEPC created the National Invasive Species Committee (NISC) in February 2004 through Resolution 2 (see Appendix III) to carry out the President’s directive. The NEPC then directed the NISC to draft a National Invasive Species Strategy within six months. The Committee first met in March, 2004, and submitted the first draft of the Strategy to the NEPC in September, 2004. The NISC reviewed documents on invasive species management from Australia, the South Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP), the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Bahamas National Invasive Species Strategy. Using the Bahamas Strategy as a starting point, the NISC drafted the Palau National Invasive Species Strategy.

Pallewatta, N., J.K. Reaser & A. Gutierrez (eds.). 2003. Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species: Proceedings of a Workshop on Forging Cooperation throughout South and Southeast Asia. Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

Asia is experiencing a significant increase in economic activity within the region, and between it and other parts of the world. Adoption of increasingly liberal trade policies (e.g. emergence of preferential trade agreements) and higher volumes of tourism will undoubtedly facilitate more biological invasions. The risk that these alien species will cause significant harm is exacerbated by a considerable lack of awareness of the severity of the IAS problem (especially among policy makers), as well as seriously inadequate technical support. It was within this context that the South and Southeast Asia regional workshop on IAS was organised by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and partners in 2002 in Bangkok, Thailand. This meeting was one of six regional IAS workshops held by GISP and the U.S. government in 2001-2004. The others included: the Baltic/Nordic region (May 2001), South America (October 2001), Southern Africa (June 2002), the Austral Pacific region (October 2002), and West Africa (rescheduled for March 2004). Each meeting has resulted in a regional statement, meeting report (including draft regional action plans), and development or strengthening of regional directories of information resources on IAS.

Pallewatta, N., J.K. Reaser, and A.T. Gutierrez. (eds.). 2003. Invasive Alien Species in South-Southeast Asia: National Reports & Directory of Resources. Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

This report is a product of a workshop entitled Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species: Forging Cooperation throughout South and Southeast Asia, held by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) in Bankok, Thailand on 14-16 August 2002.

Panama: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species in Panama

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Panama

Parthenium Weed Management

This book describes parthenium weed and provides basic information about its ecology and biology, reproduction and
spread, current distribution, and potential threat. It also provides information on management and control aspects including spread minimisation, pasture management, herbicide use, biological control and health aspects.

Parthenium: Documents and Resources

Links to relevant resources on the management of Parthenium, e.g. awareness products and brochures, fact sheets and weed management guides, and information on biocontrol.

People's Republic of China: Thematic Report to CBD on Invasive and Alien Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on invasive and alien species in China

Peru: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Peru

Pest Management Science

Pest Management Science is the international journal of research and development in crop protection and pest control. Since its launch in 1970, the journal has become the premier forum for papers on the discovery, application, and impact on the environment of products and strategies designed for pest management.

Pest risk analysis for quarantine pests

The standard provides details for the conduct of pest risk analysis (PRA) to determine if pests are quarantine pests. It describes the integrated processes to be used for risk assessment as well as the selection of risk management options. S1 It also includes details regarding the analysis of risks of plant pests to the environment and biological diversity, including those risks affecting uncultivated/unmanaged plants, wild flora, habitats and ecosystems contained in the PRA area. Some explanatory comments on the scope of the IPPC in regard to environmental risks are given in Annex 1. S2 It includes guidance on evaluating potential phytosanitary risks to plants and plant products posed by living modified organisms (LMOs). This guidance does not alter the scope of ISPM No. 11 but is intended to clarify issues related to the PRA for LMOs. Some explanatory comments on the scope of the IPPC in regard to PRA for LMOs are given in Annex

PestNet

PestNet is an information sharing email network which assists interested parties with means of identifying and managing plant pests as a measure of crop protection. Growers and other plant health professionals in the region are provided with access to expert scientific and technical information to managing these pests. Topics in the site include pest identifications via digital images, pest outbreak alerts, pest management methods, whether biological, physical, chemical or cultural, and quarantine interceptions in different regions of the world. PestNet is an email network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started as a service for the Pacific, rapidly expanded to South East Asia, set up a separate service for the Caribbean, and now welcomes anyone interested in crop protection anywhere in the world….Plant pests – insects, pathogens and weeds – are always present, damaging crops grown for home consumption, domestic markets or for export. New pests can spread from country to country and threaten agricultural production and biodiversity

PestSmart Toolkit

The PestSmart Toolkit provides information and guidance on best-practice invasive animal management on several key vertebrate pest species including rabbits, wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs, feral cats, carp, and tilapia. Information provided include fact sheets, case-studies, technical manuals and scientific reports.

PII Resource Kit for Rodent and Cat Eradication

The site provides a resource kit for cat and rodent eradication. The kit includes template documents along with working examples that need to be written for eradication projects, guidelines for eradication, a glossary of terms and other additional information and links to global organisations related to the issue of invasive species management. The kit can be downloaded into a printable form. The PII Resource Kit provides project managers with a systematic approach to planning and implementing rodent and cat eradication projects on islands in the Pacific.

The need for the Resource Kit came from PII's experience working on invasive species projects with Pacific agencies. Because invasive species management is a relatively new tool for island restoration in the Pacific, a common constraint for agencies was access to an authoritative and consistent process and a source of information to effectively address the complexity of invasive species management.

To address this need PII, in collaboration with world leading eradication experts, developed a stepwise process and supporting tools to provide project managers with access to current eradication best practice. Use of the Resource Kit will give Pacific agencies the ability to embark on their invasive species management projects with greater confidence of achieving their desired island restoration goals.

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Poland: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Poland

Pond apple Management

This manual outlines the ecology and threat of pond apple and a range of control methods and planning tools.

Prevention and Management of Alien Invasive Species: Forging Cooperation throughout West Africa. Proceedings of a workshop held in Accra, Ghana, 9-11 March, 2004. CAB International, Nairobi, Kenya

These are the proceedings and presentations from a workshop attended by representatives from sixteen West African countries. The aim of the workshop was to promoting information exchange and regional collaboration and cooperative action, with regards to the issue of invasive alien species management. The appendices include reports from a number of countries on specific invasive alien species problems.

Prevention and management of Invasive Alien Species: Proceedings of a workshop on forging cooperation throughout South America in English/Spanish/Portuguese

These are the proceedings of a workshop with the objective of forging regional cooperation in the management of invasive alien species in South America.

Prickly acacia National Case Studies Manual

This publication is a companion to the Prickly Acacia Best Practice Manual released in July 2000, which presented a technical overview of prickly acacia ecology and the ‘tool box’ of available management strategies and control options. This manual goes one step further—it shows how landholders, community and industry groups, local governments and agencies have applied these tools and strategies in different situations, and shows the approaches being taken by land managers to contain, eradicate or prevent the spread of prickly acacia.

Prickly acacia: Documents and resources

Links to resources on the management of prickly acacia e.g. identifying cards, brochures etc.

Procedimientos para el desarrollo de la estrategia nacional de control y gestión del agua de lastre y sedimentos de los buques

Procedures for the Development of the National Strategy for Control and Water Management Ballast and Sediments. (Spanish) Guidelines for development of a national ballast water management strategy.

Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Invasive Alien Species and Terrestrial Ecosystem Rehabilitation for Western Indian Ocean Island states – Sharing Experience, Identifying Priorities and Defining Joint Action, Seychelles 13 - 17th October 2003.

Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Invasive Alien Species and Terrestrial Ecosystem Rehabilitation for Western Indian Ocean Island states – Sharing Experience, Identifying Priorities and Defining Joint Action, Seychelles 13 - 17th October 2003. J.R. Mauremootoo J.R. (Editor)

Purple Loosestrife Project Manitoba

The website offers a information on the ecology, impacts, method of introduction, method of identification, biological control, measures of prevention and control and alternative garden substitutes for the invasive weed, purple loosestrife. Brochures are also available for download. The website also has a function which enables users to report observed infestations at their locations. The wetlands of western Canada are facing a serious threat – damage caused by the spread of an invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

Reaser, J.K., L.E. Neville, H. E. Svart (eds.). 2002. Management of Invasive Alien Species: Forging Cooperation in the Baltic/Nordic Region. The Global Invasive Species Programme.

These are the proceedings of a workshop held in the Baltic-Nordic region, with the objective of forging regional cooperation in the management of invasive alien species. The document contains a summary of recommendations of the workshop.

Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC) - Management

Several management tools are listed.

Regional workshop on invasive alien species and terrestrial ecosystem rehabilitation for Western Indian Ocean island states : sharing experience, identifying priorities and defining joint action, workshop proceedings

This is a collection of papers and presentatiosn from the Regional Workshop on Invasive Alien Species and Terrestrial Ecosystem Rehabilitation for Western Indian Ocean island states. It contains studies of species-led invasive alien species management and area-led management. There is also a list of relevant resources at the end of the document.

Regulated non-quarantine pests: concept and applications

The standard describes the concept of non-regulated pests and identifies their characteristics. It describes the application of the concept in practice and the relevant elements of regulatory systems.

Republic of Korea: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Korea

Republic of Macedonia: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species of the Republic of Macedonia

Republic of Moldova: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invaisve species in the Republic of Moldova

Republic of Seychelles: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the Republic of Seychelles

Requirements for the establishment of areas of low pest prevalence

The standard describes the requirements and the procedures for the establishment of areas of low pest prevalence (ALPP) for regulated pests in an area and, to facilitate export, for pests regulated by an importing country only. This includes identification, verification and maintence and use of those ALPPs.

Resources that may assist risk assessment practitioners. (IUCN-ISSG)

This site provides an extensive list of publicly accessible resources that may assist risk assessment procedures.

Review of progress towards the alligator weed strategic plan 2008 - 2009

The National Aquatic Weeds Management Group (NAWMG) continued to oversee implementation of National Alligator Weed Strategic Plan and provide national coordination during the 2008/2009 financial year. This report documents the progress towards implementation of this plan.

Romania: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Romania

Rubber Vine Management

This manual outlines a range of strategies and methods for the control of rubber vine. It includes case studies written by land mangers, who explain why and how they control it. They also discuss their motivations for doing so—these include improving productivity, being responsible landholders, removing the pest from their best country, and protecting properties downstream.

Rubber Vine: Documents and resources

Links to relevant resources on the management of rubber vine e.g. awareness products, weed management guide and fact sheet, and maps.

Rüdiger Wittenberg and Matthew J.W. Cock (Eds.), 2001, INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices.

The main focus of this toolkit is to assist those involved in environment and biodiversity conservation and management. It is not aimed directly at the public, policy makers, quarantine services etc., but should provide insights for these groups, in addition to conservation managers. Nevertheless, the contents are likely to provide useful information to a wider group of users.

Saint Lucia National Invasive Species Strategy

The goals of the NISS are four-fold and aim to minimize the harmful effects of invasive species on the environment, economy and society of Saint Lucia:
[1] to provide a national framework for invasive species prevention and management;
[2] to prevent introduction and establishment of further invasions;
[3] to reduce the impacts of invasive species already present in the country through a hierarchical approach comprising (i) Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR), (ii) Eradication, (iii) Mitigation and Containment, (iv) Restoration;
[4] to strengthen Saint Lucia’s participation in regional and international efforts for invasive species prevention and management.

Salvinia Control Manual

The information presented here provides a basis for the development of site-specific management strategies. It is based on a review of published information, a survey of field practices carried out by technical experts and weed managers, and a workshop on integrating control methods for salvinia.

Securing protected areas in the face of global change : key lessons learned from case studies and field learning sites in protected areas

New institutional policies require new social arrangements among communities and government bureaus. Through a selection of field learning sites and case studies, this report presents a synthesis of lessons learned and invites readers to investigate areas of interest in more depth.

Senegal: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Senegal

Serrated Tussock (Australian national best practice management manual)

The manual has been designed to allow easy access to the information and includes the following features: • an index of keywords for quick and easy access to specific information • a glossary of key terms and abbreviations • chapters are colour coded to help access information quickly • an ‘at a glance’ control table outlining the range of control and management tools applicable for different land-uses • best practice control and management information described in detail for agricultural, conservation and urban land uses.

Serrated Tussock (Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance)

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a best practice management guide, a best practice management manual, management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Shine, C., J.K. Reaser, and A.T. Gutierrez. (eds.). 2003. Invasive alien species in the Austral Pacific Region: National Reports & Directory of Resources. Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

This document contains the national reports from a range of countries in the Austral-Pacific region. Each report contains information on known invasive alien species problems within respective countries, current management and prevention strategies, objectives and contact information for relevant departments, priorities for future work on IAS, a list of experts, and other lists to relevant resources.

Shine, C., J.K. Reaser, and A.T. Gutierrez. (eds.). 2003. Prevention and Management of Invasive Alien Species: Proceedings of a Workshop on Forging Cooperation throughout the Austral-Pacific. Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

These are the proceedings of a workshop targeting the prevention and management of invasive species in the Austral-Pacific region. The document covers information on socioeconomic and other human impacts, policy information and regional management strategies. This workshop was the sixth in a series of seven regional workshops coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and its partners, the World Conservation Union-IUCN and CAB International.

Singapore: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Singapore

Slovakia: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Slovakia

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) - Invasive Aliens Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme

The programme focuses on plant invasion control as part of SANBI's legal mandate to monitor and report on invasive alien species within Southen Africa

South Atlantic Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plan 2010

The Strategy aims to provide a focus for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories to develop effective prevention and response measures for invasive species and thus reduce damage to their natural heritage, communities, livelihoods and options for future development.

Sri Lanka: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Sri Lanka

State of Qatar: Thematic Report to CBD on Invasive Alien Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic Report on Invasive Alien Species

Strategy and Action Plan For Invasive Alien Species in the Caribbean Region (CABI - 2011-2016).

This CIAS-Strategy seeks to establish a framework for Invasive Alien Species management in the Caribbean Region by addressing the following two main challenges: The need to strengthen existing national and regional programmes that protect the natural resources which are under pressure from the entry and establishment of Invasive Alien Species through increased global trade and travel and The need to develop new or enhance current national and regional coordination and cooperation mechanisms that will allow a more rapid and efficient response to new and existing alien species invasions.

Sweden: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Sweden

Switzerland: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Switzerland

Terrestrial Animal Health Code

The OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (the Terrestrial Code) sets out standards for the improvement of animal health and welfare and veterinary public health worldwide, including through standards for safe international trade in terrestrial animals (mammals, birds and bees) and their products.

Thailand: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Thailand

The Aid Trade - International Assistance Programs as Pathways for the Introduction of Invasive Alien Species. Murphy, S.T. & Cheesman, O.D. 2006. Paper No. 109, Environment Department Papers, The World Bank.

This discussion paper is sponsored by the World Bank and CABI, both institutions concerned with delivering development assistance. It was produced to raise awareness about the costs and problems associated with IAS and as a contribution towards promoting more environmentally sustainable development.

The Economic Impact and Appropriate Management of Selected Invasive Alien Species on the African Continent.

This report provides case studies of the economic impact of five invasive alien species in different areas in Africa. The overall aim of this work was to provide detailed information to administrators and managers. The species were: • Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus); • Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes); • The larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus); • Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus); and • Triffid weed (Chromolaena odorata).

[R.M. Wise, B.W. van Wilgen, M.P. Hill, F. Schulthess, D. Tweddle, A. Chabi-Olay, and H.G Zimmermann, 2007. The Economic Impact and Appropriate Management of Selected Invasive Alien Species on the African Continent. Final Report prepared for the: Global Invasive Species Programme. CSIR Report Number CSIR/NRE/RBSD/ER/2007/0044/C]

The great reshuffling : human dimensions of invasive alien species

This compilation of papers delivered during a workshop on the human dimensions of the IAS problem, held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-17 September 2000, covers some of the many causes, consequences and responses to this problem.

The IMO Technical Guidelines

Technical Guidelines to support the BWM Convention. A number of technical guidelines have been developed and adopted since MEPC 53 to support the uniform implementation of the BWM Convention.

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) - Guidelines on Alien Plant Species

Guidelines supporting the implementation of Malta’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2012-2020) invasive plants and improving the conservation status of native plant communities. The main substance of these guidelines details the steps to follow when curtailing the spread of invasive plants, and when planning native species recovery programmes. They target managers of protected areas and entities involved in the removal of invasive plants and habitat management and/or restoration. The document also serves as guidance to be followed when implementing conditions on alien plant removal that may accompany development permits. It has been developed bearing in mind the guidance provided by Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and other documents of best practice in invasive species management and habitat management/restoration of plant communities.

The National Invasive Species Strategy for the Bahamas

This project builds on initial work completed under the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) Invasives Information Network Project in which databases on invasives species, expertise and programmes were developed and made accessible on the Worldwide Web. This phased approach has been very successful and it is intended that the work on this issue will continue, resulting in the development of a comprehensive infrastructure that will prevent the entry and establishment of unwanted invasive species and other biological threats to the biodiversity of the Bahamian islands.

The Philippines: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the Philippines

The use of integrated measures in a systems approach to pest risk management

This standard provides guidelines for the development and evaluation of integrated measures in a systems approach as an option for pest risk management under the relevant international standards for pest risk analysis (PRA) designed to meet phytosanitary import requirements for plants, plant products and other regulated articles.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 2013. Animal Disease Information Summaries

Animal Disease Information Summaries

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Animal Health Information Database (WAHIS) Interface

The WAHIS Interface provides access to all data held within OIE's new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). It replaces and significantly extends the former web interface named Handistatus II System.

Trade and invasive species in the Caribbean : a universe of risk

This report represents the preliminary steps in the triage and identification of pathways of high risk in the Caribbean. Its objective is to suggest priority areas for international cooperation in the management of risk from invasive species introductions via trade-related pathways in the Caribbean.

Tropical Asia invaded: the growing danger of invasive alien species.

Tropical Asia is a region of mostly developing and emerging economies, many of which are dependent on agricultural, forestry, fishery and aquacultural resources as well as on ecotourism for growth, development and economic prosperity. Tropical Asia also boasts four of the twelve megadiversity centres of the world. Thus, the issue and threat of invasive alien species are very real and significant as exemplified by cases such as the golden apple snail, oriental fruitfly, shrimp whitespot virus, water hyacinth, avian influenza virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus and many others. The publication of this book by the Global Invasive Species Program (GISP) is, therefore, very timely to further promote awareness, focus and action on this destructive scourge across a wide spectrum of communities in tropical Asia.

Turkey: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Turkey

Turning the tide : the eradication of invasive species, proceedings of the International conference on eradication of island invasives

This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful. This publication is intended to share with a wider audience the insights and practical experience gained.

UK Biodiversity Indicators (JNCC) - Pressure from invasive species

JNCC Indicator and charts for Trends in the extent of invasive species, based on species distribution data assembled and held by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Marine Biological Association (MBA) and supplemented by data from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on alien and invasive species in the UK

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)- Bioenergy Issue Paper Series No 3: Gain or Pain Biofuels and Invasive Species

The document is part of a series of articles concerning the use of species with high invasive potential for biofuel production. Included are the invasive risks of biofuel crops, prevention and mitigation options, case studies and definitions, a list of relevant resources, as well as a guide for policy makers, investors and developers.

United Republic of Tanzania: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic report on invasive and alien species in Tanzania.

Uruguay: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. Thematic rpeort on alien and invasive species in Uruguay

Vertebrate pest decision support system - Pest Management and Landcare Research

This is a tool provided by Landcare Research to assist landowners or pest managers in implementing pest control strategies. The support system among several things will identify the most suitable management options, enable prioritisation for pest management options, and deliver best current practice for all methods in order to minimise risks and maximise the effectiveness of implemented strategies. Parties interested in pest management are required to fill in the details of several criteria, including: targeted location for management, climate and habitat, control options and costs and control history. The decision support system (DSS) aims to help New Zealanders, from novices to experts, select the most appropriate options for controlling vertebrate pests in a particular locality.

Using your answers to a series of questions about the control operation you want to undertake, the DSS systematically evaluates the potential constraints that may be operating in the area, and provides you with ‘best practice’ advice and other information about the recommended options. Presently the DSS covers five common pests - possum, ferret, feral cat, stoat and rat.

Vietnam: Thematic Report to CBD on Alien and Invasive Species

Thematic report on alien and invasive species in Vietnam

Weed Management Guide - African Boxthorn

This is a guide to managing the invasive weed, African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum). It includes important information such as the weed's identification, ecology, dispersal method, and suitable control techniques. Additionally, there is a distribution map and a case study.

Weed Management Guide - Bellyache Bush

This guide contains information on the plant's ecology, identification, distribution and method of dispersal, management and legislation. Included are a list of weed control contacts and a case study.

Weed Management Guide: Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia)

This is a guide to managing Madeira Vine. It contains information on the species' ecology, history and methods of spread, distribution, management strategies and control methods (including biocontrol), and legislation.

Weed Management Guiude: Opuntioid Cacti including Austrocylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia and Opuntia species.

This is a guide to managing opuntioid cacti in Australia. It contains information on the species' ecology, history and methods of spread, distribution (with maps), control methods including biocontrol, legislation, identification, and case studies.

Weed Photo Gallery (University of California Integrated Pest Management Program)

The site provides a plant identification key in the form of an image gallery featuring the botanical characteristics of different groups of pest plants (broadleaf, sedges, aquatic plants etc.) in California, in order to assist with their identification and possible management. There is also a list of weeds, species profiles, and links to a weed identification tool. This key includes the most common weeds found in California lawns. Other species may occur but are not of major importance in turf. Because flowering parts are often mowed and not seen in turf, this key was developed using vegetative characteristics. Identifying weed species is essential for choosing appropriate management practices.

Weeds Australia

Users can perform keyword searches for weeds and weed management in Australia. Relevant documents in PDF or other formats will be shown. The site also provides links and information to national weed strategies, weed identification, a glossary of acronyms, a list of noxious weeds and other resources. This site has been created by the Australian Weeds Committee to promote access to key weed policies, regulations, current issues, national initiatives, research, extension, training and personnel. It is our hope that anyone involved in weed management will find this site useful and provide feedback and comment, so that it can be continually improved.

Weeds Australia - Weed Identification - Asparagus Fern

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on asparagus fern (Asparagus scandens), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Weeds Australia - Weed Identification - Bellyache Bush

This section of the asparagus weeds manual provides information on bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia), such as distribution, ecology, history of introduction, method of dispersal, legal status, control methods, and life cycle.

Weeds Australia - Weed Identification - Madeira Vine

This page provides identification information for Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia). Also available are photographs, a current and potential distribution map as well as information on spread.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - African Boxthorn

This page contains information and useful links to the identification, ecology, legislation, management and strategic plan of the African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum).

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Alligator Weed

This page provides information and useful links to the policy information, strategic plans, distribution map and management of alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) in Australia.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Asparagus weeds

This site provides information and usefull links to the identification, management and other information on asparagus weeds in Australia. This includes the species: Asparagus aethiopicus, Asparagus africanus, Asparagus asparagoides, Asparagus declinatus, Asparagus plumosus, and Asparagus scandens. Included in this site are links to identifying the different Asparagus species, a best practice manual, priority framework and a national strategic plan.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Athel Pine

This site provides extensive information on the spread, distribution and management of Athel Pine (Tamarix aphylla) in Australia. Included on this site are links to resources such as the national priority framework, a potential distribution map, a management map, a best practice management manual, a review of progress strategic plan, and links to other relevant documents and resources.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Bellyache Bush

This site provides extensive information and links to relevant resources for the management of bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) in Australia. It contains identification help, current and potential distribution maps, a management guide, a best practice management manual and a management map.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Bitou Bush / Boneseed

This page contains extensive information on the management of bitou bush /boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera). Information includes national priority action frameworks, management maps, management manuals, monitoring manuals, and national strategic plans.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Blackberry

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.) in Australia. This includes funding priorities information, management and distribution maps, a control manual, a control brochure, a list of state contacts, and other resources e.g. national strategy plans.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Bridal Creeper

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) in Australia. This includes the national priority framework, management and distribution maps,a best practice management manual, and other resources e.g. national strategy plans.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Brooms

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of broom species (Cytisus scoparius, Genista monspessulana, Genista linifolia) in Australia. This includes strategic plans, identification aids, management and distribution maps, and a brooms weed management guide.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Cabomba

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) in Australia. This includes the national priority framework, a control manual, management and distribution maps, and national strategies

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Cat's Claw Creeper

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of cat's claw creeper (Dolichandra unguis-cati)) in Australia. This includes a plant identification resource and the national strategy (2012 - 2017).

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Chilean Needle Grass

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana)) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a best practice management manual, management and potential distribution maps, and national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Fireweed

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) in Australia. This includes a strategic plan, a best practice management manual,a national management guide, and a plant identification resource.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Gorse

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of gorse (Ulex europaeus) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, management and potential distribution maps, a best practice manual, and links to gorse national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Hymenachne

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulus) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, management and potential distribution maps, a national management manual, GIS data (shapefiles and metadata) and links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Lantana

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of lantana (Lantana camara) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, management and potential distribution maps, remote sensing maps, a best practice manual and decision support tool, national plans for lantana, contacts for the National Lantana Management Group and links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Madeira Vine

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia) in Australia. This includes a plant identification resource, a weed management guide and a national strategy for the species.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Mesquite

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework for the species, national strategies, management and potential distribution maps, and a best practice management manual.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Mimosa

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of mimosa (Mimosa pigra) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework for the species, national strategies, management and potential distribution maps, a list of contacts across different states and a national management manual. There are also links to other relevant resources such as video footage, information sheets and information on biocontrol.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Opuntioid Cacti

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Opuntioid cacti (Opuntia spp., Cylindropuntia spp., Austrocylindroppuntia spp.) in Australia. This includes a national strategic plan, a weed management guide, and management and distribution maps as well as links to identification resources.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Parkinsonia

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a best practice management manual, and management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Parthenium

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a management manual, and management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Pond Apple

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of pond apple (Annona glabra) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a national management manual, a list of state contacts, and management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Prickly Acacia

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica subsp. indica) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a best practice management manual, management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Rubber Vine

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a management manual, management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Salvinia

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, a control manual, management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Silverleaf Nightshade

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) in Australia. This includes an identification resource and a management guide.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Water Hyacinth

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in Australia. This includes an identification resource and a management guide as well as a national strategy.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance - Willows

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of willows (Salix spp.) in Australia. This includes a national priority action framework, research priorities and other resources, a management guide, management and distribution maps as well as links to national strategies.

Weeds Australia - Weeds of National Significance: Gamba Grass

This page provides information and links to useful resources on the management of gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) in Australia. This includes a strategic plan, a weed management guide, and management and potential distribution maps.

Weeds of Mexico

The site provides fact sheets and photos for up to 700 weed species in Mexico, as well as comparative and illustrated tables to assist with plant identification. The site aims to help both botanists and non-botanists identify Mexican plants of disturbed places (i.e. weeds) and to find information about them.

West Indian Breeding Seabird Atlas

The atlas tracks reports of breeding by seabirds in the West Indies and Caribbean region and is largely a species list and biological database, The Site Also Publishes “Caribbean Seabird Initiative: Invasives” Newsletter which is focused on restoring seabird breeding sites in the Caribbean by removing invasive species.
The information presented here was in part generated by the Seabird Working Group of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds and the More than 85 naturalists and professional scientists who have contributed to date.

What is This Bug

This site covers the USA but focuses on the state of California, it links to the USDA Pest Tracker Map to see where invasive species have been identified and what areas in the United States are at greatest risk and allows addition of data via the "Report a Pest" Online system and the "Report a Pest" Mobile App.

Willows National Management Guide

Guide to managing the spread and impacts of invasive willows.

World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID)

World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID) Interface Providing access to all data held within OIE's new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). A comprehensive range of information is available including diseases caused by invasive alien pathogens.

Young T., R. (2006). National and Regional Legislation for Promotion and Support to the Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Invasive Species. Biodiversity series, Paper No 108. 98 pp. Published by The World Bank Environment Department (2006).

The publication addresses different aspects of the invasive alien species issue, but has a lot of content relating to prevention. Part I provides a conceptual and scientific summary and introduction, and Part II provides a very brief overview of some of the key global developments in the field, while Part III examines in greater detail the legislative tools available for use in the control of species introduction, and invasive species. Part IV discusses some of the special concerns relating to the process of building one, or more legislative frameworks utilizing the legislative tools described in Part III, and, provides, in some cases, a brief identification of how the selection and use of those tools might differ within the developing country context.

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