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Invasive Alien Species

Discussion forum on development of IAS management tools and guidance

Videos to prevent introduction of invasive alien species

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Credit:GB Non-native Species Secretariat, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK, Environment Agency, The Scotich Government,Natural England and The Welsh Government


Credit:The Norwegian Institute of Nature Research NINA,Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency,the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Governor of Svalbard


Partner Organizations

FAO-COFI CITES
ICAO IPPC
WTO  

Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a native to East Asia, but an invasive alien species in North America, destroys trees over an estimated 3-5 year period thereby threatening 71 billion trees valued at 2 trillion US dollars in North American region.

IDB 2009 Booklet

IDB 2009 Booklet

Direct driver of biodiversity loss

Alien species that become invasive are considered to be main direct drivers of biodiversity loss across the globe. In addition, alien species have been estimated to cost our economies hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

"Supplementary Voluntary Guidance for Avoiding Unintentional Introductions of Invasive Alien Species Associated with Trade in Live Organisms" was adopted by the Conference of the Parties in 2018. See 14/11 annex I.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme