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Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:26

Invasive alien species (IAS) threaten human livelihoods and biodiversity globally. Increasing globalization facilitates IAS arrival, and environmental changes, including climate change, facilitate IAS establishment. Here we provide the first global, spatial analysis of the terrestrial threat from IAS in light of twenty-first century globalization and environmental change, and evaluate national capacities to prevent and manage species invasions. We find that one-sixth of the global land surface is highly vulnerable to invasion, including substantial areas in developing economies and biodiversity hotspots. The dominant invasion vectors differ between high-income countries (imports, particularly of plants and pets) and low-income countries (air travel). Uniting ...

Tags: Invasive Alien SpeciesIASlivelihoodsBiodiversityinvasive speciesglobalizationnational capacityproactive invasion strategies
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Seminar on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) 12-13 July 2012 and meeting of the Inter Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species (IALG on IAS) 13 July 2012

Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:10

IPPC participated in a workshop organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility ( STDF), the IPPC and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 12 and 13 July 2012. Three IPPC Secretariat staff members intervened in the meeting, to underline what has been done in invasive alien species management. What emerged is the importance of the link between international trade and IAS.

Ms Ana Peralta, Implementation Officer, highlighted , from the IPPC perspective, the improvements and all the work done in order to get over the difficulties in controlling the introduction and spread of IAS through international trade.

Then Mr Brent ...

Tags: seminarInternational TradeInvasive Alien SpeciesIASInter Agency Liaison Group
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