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Indigenous to southern and eastern Asia, the semi-woody vine Kudzu was first introduced to the United States as an ornamental vine as well as to control soil erosion. It spread rapidly in the South-eastern US leading to the loss of valuable crop land, and damage to telephone and power lines.
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The following organizations and bodies are key partners in the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention and associated decisions of the Conference of the Parties:


The Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) is a non-profit organization that develops information and scientific expertise to solve agricultural and environmental problems. CABI has developed an Invasive Species Management program and an IAS Network which build upon almost 100 years of experience in IAS control and its unique combination of expertise in Bioscience, Information Science and Publishing. The goals of the programme are to prevent, eradicate and control invasive alien species through inter alia, awareness raising, disseminating information, national capacity-building, and assessing the impact of IAS management activities. In addition, it is a co-founder of the Global Invasive Species Programme.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme