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Global Biodiversity Information FacillityAction Plan on Information on Invasive Alien Species: Implementation 'roadmap' commits key partners to harmonize data needed to tackle threat to biodiversity from invasives (Nov 16, 2011)
Global Biodiversity Information Facillity.
Government experts meeting under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have endorsed a wide-ranging programme to strengthen information available to decision-makers on the spread of invasive alien species (IAS). The Joint Work Programme   - UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/15/INF/14 (Oct 21, 2011; PDF | 209 KB) unites eight information service providers behind nearly 50 action points aimed at combining and harmonizing data on IAS from a wide range of different databases and networks.

International Year of Forests2011 International Year of Forests (Jan 24, 2011)
International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Forests cover 31% of total land area and are home to 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. The IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) will celebrate the International Year of Forests by focusing on raising awareness and disseminating information on the impacts of invasive species -- forests pests and diseases.

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership logoInvasive Alien Species Indicator
Invasive Alien Species Indicator (Partnership).
Invasive alien species are a major threat to global biodiversity, and as a result "Trends in IAS" has been selected as one of the indicators to meaure program towards the Convention on Biological Diversity's target of reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010. See the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership for more information.

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership logoUNEP Launches New 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership Website (May 22, 2009)
United Nations Environment Program.
The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP) is a global initiative, funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) that brings together over 40 international organizations to develop biodiversity indicators and assess biodiversity loss. The new site will be a unique portal to provide comprehensive information on global biodiversity indicators and trends; with an emphasis on reporting towards the "2010 Biodiversity Target".

FlagsAddressing the Four Threats in an International Context: Invasive Species (PDF | 170 KB)
USDA. FS. International Programs.

Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment.

Earth Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (2001; PDF | 714 KB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.

International Programs News: Invasive Species
USDA. FS. International Programs.

Invasive Alien Species
Convention on Biological Diversity.

TreesInvasive Forest Trees
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Great Reshuffling: How Alien Species Help Feed the Global Economy (2001; PDF | 7.7 MB)
The World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Editor: Jeffrey A. McNeely, Chief Scientist

Africa Resources

Provides links to resources in Africa with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


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Provides links to resources in Europe with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Provides links to resources in North America (Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


Provides links to resources in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Provides links to resources in South America with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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