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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 ...

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Assessing and Managing the Current and Future Pest Risk from Water Hyacinth, (Eichhornia crassipes), an Invasive Aquatic Plant Threatening the Environment and Water Security

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 15:11

Understanding and managing the biological invasion threats posed by aquatic plants under current and future climates is a growing challenge for biosecurity and land management agencies worldwide. Eichhornia crassipes is one of the world’s worst aquatic weeds. Presently, it threatens aquatic ecosystems, and hinders the management and delivery of freshwater services in both developed and developing parts of the world.

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Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 15:07

Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests. The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change. They show that one-sixth of the world's land surface is vulnerable to invasion. In what the authors say is the first evaluation of its kind, the paper assesses individual nations' abilities to manage existing invasive species and respond to new ones.

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The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 18:36

The IPPC Seminar on Invasive Alien Species: Trends and Patterns of Invasion, Global Impacts, and Possible responses, took place in FAO headquarters on 24 September 2015. Dr Piero Genovesi, Chair IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, was invited to make the presentation. The Seminar was chaired by Dr. Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary, and had more than 60 participants from a number of different departments in FAO, among but not limited to fisheries, land and water, food safety and forestry. The French Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Tomasi and some staff from China Mission to FAO were also present at the Seminar ...

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CBD and its Global Taxonomy Initiative is calling for experts to the Training Course on Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species

Posted on Tue, 20 Jan 2015, 12:30

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)1 is calling for experts to attend a training course as part of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI)2. The course entitled: “Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species” is intended to help countries in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 a. The training course will cover the application of DNA barcoding in detection and monitoring priority invasive alien species, plant pests and zoonotic disease vectors. This course will provide opportunities for participants to develop national capacity in detection and management of invasive alien species, including pests that threaten the health of ...

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STDF Publication on International Trade and Invasive Alien Species

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2013, 18:25

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) has posted its new publication, titled "International Trade and Invasive Alien Species." The publication, as summarized on the site, "reviews and analyses key concepts and principles relevant to Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and international trade in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the SPS Agreement, as well as in relation to the IPPC and the OIE." In this comprehensive review, the publication explores various initiatives that seek to improve the management of the entry and spread of IAS.

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Inter-Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species

Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 17:49

The IPPC Secretariat and FAO recently hosted the Inter Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species (IALG-IAS) at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Established in 2011, the IALG on IAS focuses on facilitating global cooperation to prevent the introduction of IAS and on working together in the control or eradication of such threats to ecosystems, habitats, and species. More information is available on the group’s website (http://www.cbd.int/invasive/lg/).

The meeting was very productive, as the main focus was to modernize the Terms of Reference and discuss the purpose, responsibilities, and functions of the group. The outcome ...

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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 ...

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The 10th Conference of Parties of the CBD gives special consideration to plant health in the newly adopted Nagoya Protocol and in discussions on invasive alien species

Posted on Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 09:10

IYOBThe final and most controversial product adopted at the two-week long 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity was the Nagoya Protocol on "Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization". The Nagoya Protocol sets terms on how countries will permit access to genetic resources, share the benefits arising from their use, and cooperate with one another in allegations of misuse. It will come into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least 50 parties. Article 6 of the Nagoya Protocol gives special consideration to plant health ...

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