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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:


CITES

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Parties to CITES have recognized trade as one of the potential causes of introduction of invasive alien species and requested enhanced cooperation between CITES and the CBD on the issue of introductions of alien species that are potentially invasive (Resolution 13.10).

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme