T6 (Invasive Alien Species): How to Use GEF Funding
This page aims to provide information regarding the elimination, minimization, reduction and/or mitigation of the impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity and ecosystem services for recipient Parties and relevant stakeholders, including how to access funding of the Global Environment Facility in this regard. It is a work in progress and will be updated as necessary.
Good progress has been made during the past decade on identifying and prioritizing invasive alien species in terms of the risk they present, as well as in the feasibility of managing them. Successful programmes to eradicate invasive alien species, especially invasive mammals on islands, have benefited native species. However, these successes represent only a small proportion of all occurrences of invasive species. There is no evidence of a slowing down in the number of new introductions of alien species. Reported actions included: Creation and implementation of legislation or regulations for monitoring, controlling, and eradicating invasive alien species, including rules and regulations related to import and export requirements; Measures to control and manage ballast water; Establishment of national guidelines for management and control of invasive alien species; Establishment of phytosanitary and zoosanitary checkpoints at national points of entry; Development and implementation of strategies related to biosecurity (including border control, inspection, quarantine, early warning systems and rapid response systems); Awareness raising (including the development of information portals and websites, training programmes and community events); Strategies of interregional collaboration.
Financial support of the Global Environment Facility
GEF-financed projects related to invasive alien species
GEF-8 BDFA: Objective One