The implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, but the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity has received little attention. That is why […]
The Cooperative initiative on Invasive Alien Species on Islands (the ‘Cooperative Islands Initiative’) is a joint initiative of IUCN’s Invasive Species Specialist Group and the New Zealand Government, under the […]
The causes of biological invasion are multiple. No country is self-sustaining. Globalization has created a situation in which even the most prosperous countries in the world are now economically dependent […]
This paper provides a brief overview of international instruments relevant to invasive alien (IAS) species and outlines: the rationale for international action on IAS; the scope of existing treaties and […]
This paper describes the global context for action on invasive alien species (IAS) issues and opportunities for scientific collaboration internationally through the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP).
This paper summarizes the issues involved in managing IAS threats to a country, and considers the particular needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Austral-Pacific region. More comprehensive […]
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, […]
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are confronted with significant problems of biological invasions, arising from conscious or accidental introduction of invasive alien species. Small islands are considered to be fragile […]