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Meeting Document
#87209
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/31

Progress Report on Capacity-Building Activities for the Global Taxonomy Initiative and Invasive Alien Species

News Headlines
#104944
2015-08-20

'Alien' plants spreading across the world causing billions in damage, says study

Many of the world’s plants are turning “alien”, spread by people into new areas where they choke out native vegetation in a worsening trend that causes billions of dollars in damage, scientists said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#108893
2016-06-15

'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by a species of moth arriving from continental Europe.

Meeting
#644

12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

3 - 15 November 2002, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Meeting
#1815

13th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

19 - 23 September 2004, Sligo, Ireland

Meeting
#3113

35th Natural Areas Conference 2008

14 - 17 October 2008, Nashville, United States of America

News Headlines
#111775
2017-01-30

44 invading species 'loose' in North Atlantic, study shows

Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised as a major route by which species are transported and spread.

Meeting
#1295

49th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

22 - 25 April 2003, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#5681

69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee.

27 November - 1 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting
#2094
Meeting
#2167
News Headlines
#104973
2015-08-24

A call to report floral intruders before they dominate landscape

PUNE: The bright flowers of Lantana camara was the foremost reason for the introduction of this South American novelty to India in 1809 at the botanical gardens in Kolkata.

News Headlines
#114704
2017-10-03

A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK's environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU's 'List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern', stresses a new study published on 3 October 2017 in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

News Headlines
#115778
2018-01-23

A race against pine: Wood-boring wasp in North America threatened by a Eurasian invader

Invasive species have diverse impacts in different locations, including biodiversity loss, as a result of native species being outcompeted for similar resources. A U.S. research team, led by Dr. Ann Hajek, Cornell University, studied the case of an aggressive Eurasian woodwasp that has recently ...

News Headlines
#111222
2016-12-03

A tiny wasp could save Christmas Island’s spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

Have you heard the one about the wasp that kills the bug that feeds the ants that kill the crabs that keep the forests healthy on Christmas Island?

News Headlines
#111255
2016-12-05

A tiny wasp could save Christmas Island’s spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

In what could be the most closely scrutinised biological control project in Australia, a 2mm wasp is being released to control a deadly ant infestation

Side Event
#2435
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Achieving Aichi Targets 9 and 12: A Pathway for Preventing Species Extinction on Small Islands at a Global Scale

In partnership with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and with the participation of selected parties of the CBD (countries participating still to be decided), Island Conservation describes how to prevent species extinction on small islands (Aichi Target 12) by removing invasive alien specie ...

News Headlines
#112076
2017-02-24

African Countries Mobilize to Battle Invasive Caterpillars

The fall armyworm has rapidly spread across the continent and is wreaking destruction on staple crops

Notification
#1799
2011-10-11
Action by
2011-11-14

African Sub-Regional Workshop to Strengthen Capacity for the CBD Programmes of Work relevant to Invasive Alien Species

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/CRm/77545 (2011-197)
To: CBD National Focal Points for: Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

I am pleased to inform you that, with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan, a regional workshop will be held on 6-9 December 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, in an effort to strengthen capacity for the CBD programmes of work relevant to invasive alien species (IAS). The workshop is o ...

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News Headlines
#116116
2018-02-27

African countries urged to harmonize laws on invasive species

African governments should harmonize their laws to safeguard countries from the invasive species, an expert said on Tuesday. Martha Byanyima, expert on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), said many countries have experienced devastating ...

News Headlines
#104424
2015-06-29

After two decades, Indonesia publishes plan for tackling invasive species

Twenty years after ratifying a legally binding UN convention which obligates parties to deal with invasive alien species, considered to be main direct drivers of biodiversity loss across the globe, Indonesia has drawn up a national strategic plan on the matter.

News Headlines
#111619
2017-01-12

Alien bird risk from pet trade

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.

News Headlines
#113448
2017-06-22

Alien crayfish found in Chadwick Lakes, research group laments of consequences

The University-based Conservation Biology Research Group has confirmed the presence of the an invasive alien fresh water species, the red swamp crayfish, at Chadwick Lakes, while warning of the implication it has for biodiversity.

News Headlines
#115932
2018-02-09

Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction

New research indicates that introduced 'alien' honeybees are competing for resources with native bees and threatening the survival of plants that rely on interactions with specific pollinators.

Side Event
#1725
COP 10
2010-10-20

Alien species management-1

Presentation and discussion on management of alien species causing problems all over the world (the first part: legal frameworks, strategic and scientific eradication of alien mammals etc.).

Side Event
#1726
COP 10
2010-10-21

Alien species management-2.

Presentation and discussion on management of alien species causing problems all over the world (the second part: involvement of local government, NGOs and private sector etc.).

Decision
COP 5
#7150

Decision V/8

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species

Decision
COP 6
#7197

Decision VI/23

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species

Recommendation
SBSTTA 6
#7035

Recommendation VI/4

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species

Decision
COP 7
#7750

Decision VII/13

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species (Article 8 (h))

Recommendation
SBSTTA 11
#10971

Recommendation XI/12

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species (Article8(h)): further consideration of gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework

Decision
COP 8
#11041

Decision VIII/27

Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species (Article 8 (h)): further consideration of gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory framework

Recommendation
SBSTTA 5
#7021

Recommendation V/4

Alien species: guiding principles for the prevention, introduction and mitigation of impacts

News Headlines
#109568
2016-08-11

Aliens are coming – not all of them in peace

Unlike Florida, we don’t have to worry about a huge Nile crocodile turning up in our waters, but we are facing a threat from a range of non-native species

News Headlines
#108502
2016-05-06

Amazon and eBay hosted ads for banned invasive species

Unregulated traders are using the sites to sell some of the world’s most invasive plants, with potentially devastating impacts on ecosystems

News Headlines
#108516
2016-05-09

Amazon and eBay hosted ads for banned invasive species

Unregulated traders are using the sites to sell some of the world’s most invasive plants, with potentially devastating impacts on ecosystems

Meeting
#1532
News Headlines
#106477
2015-12-08

Arctic Invasion

Invasive species are making it to the Arctic, they just can’t survive there—yet.

News Headlines
#104290
2015-06-16

Are invasive species good for giant tortoises? Ask the dung.

Invasive species usually spell trouble for isolated ecosystems but in the Galapagos, an archipelago of islands off the coast of Ecuador that Charles Darwin credited with inspiring his theory of evolution, giant tortoises are in love with non-native fruit and grass species that appear to be keepi ...

News Headlines
#105977
2015-11-04

Ash trees under threat if harmful borer beetle finds way to Britain

Asian emerald ash borer, given the maximum risk rating to the tree species, is ‘moving uncontrolled’ through Russia having established itself in US and Canada

News Headlines
#105963
2015-11-03

Asian carp creep closer to Lake Michigan

SENECA, Ill., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Silver carp, a species of Asian carp, have been found in Illinois waterways closer to Lake Michigan than ever before

News Headlines
#108382
2016-04-26

Asian wasp listed as threat to UK's sweet chestnut trees

Forestry commission elevates oriental chestnut gall wasp to high-priority tree pest after 2015 outbreaks

News Headlines
#106224
2015-11-24

Australia trial for GM fruit fly

Australia will carry out trials of a genetically modified insect to see if it can control a destructive crop pest.

News Headlines
#111865
2017-02-08

B.C.'s invasive species warriors tackle turtles, knotweed, climate change and critics

Irish expert offers tools to help weed out destructive invaders from bullfrogs to hogweed

News Headlines
#109880
2016-09-08

Ballast Water Convention to Enter into Force in 2017

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.

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