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News Headlines
#104379
2015-06-23

Highly invasive New Guinea flatworm found on mainland US for first time poses major threat

A highly invasive species of flatworm has been identified in mainland US for the first time, posing a significant threat to the country - and the Americas - as a whole, scientists have warned.

News Headlines
#104363
2015-06-22

Climate change brings new insect arrivals to Finland

New insect species typically arrive in Finland via Russia’s Karelian Isthmus. Entomologists say that the number of species in the country has expanded rapidly in recent years.

News Headlines
#104340
2015-06-18

Scientists call for gap between genomics and invasion biology to be bridged

Scientists at the University of Southampton think that Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of invasive organisms holds the key to furthering our understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes.

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
#104268
2015-06-12

Exotic weeds a threat to ecology

For four years, the Forest Department has been removing the exotic weeds and invasive species proliferating in the forests of The Nilgiris biosphere, but lack of manpower and financial resources is pegging back the effort.

News Headlines
#104223
2015-06-09

Costa Rica is officially going after the lionfish

The Southern Caribbean Artisanal Fishermen’s Association on Monday presented officials from the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry a plan to reduce the population of lionfish (Pterois), an invasive species that threatens Costa Rica’s fish and shellfish populations.

News Headlines
#104197
2015-06-08

Invasive climbing perch is nearing the Australian mainland

The climbing perch can hibernate for up to six months in the mud of a dried up creek bed.

News Headlines
#104012
2015-05-25

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

European allergy sufferers resigned to the perennial springtime blitz on their noses may need to keep their tissues handy later in the year too. An invasive plant from North America that releases copious amounts of allergenic pollen in the autumn looks set to massively expand its range in Europe.

News Headlines
#103910
2015-05-20

Harlequin ladybirds declared UK's fastest invading species

World’s most invasive ladybird is consolidating its presence in the country and is responsible for the decline of seven native species, scientists say

News Headlines
#103879
2015-05-18

Sap-sucking insects may combat Kenyan cactus plague

An insect that sucks the sap out of cactus plants has been trialled in East Africa to contain the spread of an invasive cactus species that threatens local grazing areas.

News Headlines
#103844
2015-05-15

Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here

SINGAPORE: Recent sightings of a destructive non-native bird species have alarmed some bird enthusiasts here, who have urged a relook of import policies for invasive species.

Notification
#2326
2015-05-14

Invited Trainees for the Hands-on Training Course on Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 in Guelph, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JSH/CE/84194 (2015-054)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#103796
2015-05-12

Scientists identify Japan’s water fleas as alien species

Daphnia pulex, a species of the common water flea long thought to be native to Japan, has been found to be a foreign invasive species that arrived here as long as 3,000 years ago, according to a report published in a U.S. science journal by a research team from Tohoku University.

News Headlines
#103784
2015-05-11

Seychelles: Making Space for Seychelles Endemic Flora - Massive Number of Introduced and Invasive Plants Being Removed

Port Glaud — The incredible greenery of the Seychelles archipelago strikes many first time visitors to the Indian Ocean islands.

News Headlines
#103752
2015-05-07

Invasive ants are extreme excavators

Researchers in the US have revealed a secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.

Notification
#2324
2015-05-05
Action by
2015-09-05

Submission of Information on Invasive Alien Species Management

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JSH/CE/84609 (2015-052)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#103643
2015-04-28

Invasive lionfish discovered in Brazil

Lionfish have overwhelmed ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean over the past three decades, eating or out-competing native species in what has been called the worst marine invasion ever. Now the fish seem to have extended their range to South America.

News Headlines
#103608
2015-04-24

Washington State Turns to Neurotoxins to Save Its Oysters

Six decades ago, when Dick Sheldon first got into the oyster business, the tide flats of Washington states Willapa Bay were almost free of blight. There were no crabs (well, almost none) and Sheldon used to hike onto the mud at low tide, with a bucket for oysters

News Headlines
#103512
2015-04-17

Feral cats prove a devil of a problem in Tasmania

Wildlife activists are calling for a cull of feral cats in Australia's island state, Tasmania, where they are breeding out of control - outnumbering humans two to one and threatening livestock and native species.

News Headlines
#103370
2015-04-07

Endangered Galapagos Tortoises Thrive on Invasive Plants

It turns out that invasive plants may be helping endangered tortoises. Scientists have discovered that two subspecies of endangered tortoise have diets that are halfway made up of introduced species of plants

News Headlines
#103351
2015-04-02

Dumped aquarium fish decimating native species, hurting habitats

Unloved pet fish are flooding Australian waterways, introducing diseases and bullying native fish.

News Headlines
#103281
2015-03-25

Hybrid termite threatens Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- A pair of termite species -- two of the some of the most destructive pests in the world -- have joined forces in Florida, mating and forming hybrid colonies. Entomologists in the Sunshine State are worried the tag-team termite could make its way to elsewh ...

News Headlines
#103258
2015-03-24

Non-native plants pose 'no threat' to UK flora

Non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because impacts are limited to localised areas, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#103244
2015-03-23

Burmese pythons are dominating the Everglades

Biologists say that as the snakes proliferate and continue to prey on unsuspecting animals, ecological balance in the Everglades will suffer.

News Headlines
#103250
2015-03-23

Cutting-edge tool helps predict impact of invasive species

Researchers have published results of a powerful new tool that could give ecologists new ways of tackling problems posed by deadly invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels.

Press Release
#101361
2014-10-10

UN issues guidelines to minimize risk of invasive species - Guidance targets pets, terrarium and aquarium species and live bait

PyeongChang/Montreal, 10 October 2014 – The Convention on Biological Diversity today adopted new guidance to tackle the introduction of invasive species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food.

Side Event
#3223
COP 12
2014-10-07

THE GLOBAL INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES INFORMATION PARTNERSHIP

This event will provide updates on information resources developed by GIASIP partners and will demonstrate access to combined information from partners on invasive alien species (IAS) through the GIASIP Gateway (http://giasipartnership.myspecies.info/). Partners are sharing essential informatio ...

Decision
COP 12
#13379

Decision XII/16

Invasive alien species: management of risks associated with introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food, and related issues

Decision
COP 12
#13380

Decision XII/17

Invasive alien species: review of work and considerations for future work

Meeting Document
#101229
2014-10-03

UNEP/CBD/IAS/WS/2014/1/2

Workshop Report

Meeting Document
#101167
2014-10-01

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/10

Analysis on Pathways for the Introduction of Invasive Alien Species: Updates

Meeting Document
#101096
2014-09-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/34

The Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership: Work Plans of Working Groups in 2015 -2016

Meeting Document
#101095
2014-09-25

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/8

Technical and Scientific Cooperation on Invasive Alien Species in Islands

Meeting Document
#101080
2014-09-24

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/9

A Toolkit for Parties to Facilitate Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 on Invasive Alien Species

Meeting Document
#100731
2014-09-02

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/19

Invasive Alien Species: Progress Report

Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13330

Recommendation XVIII/5

Management of risks associated with introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food, and related issues

Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13331

Recommendation XVIII/6

Review of work on invasive alien species and considerations for future work

Meeting Document
#98914
2014-05-02

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/9/ADD1

Pathways of Introduction of Invasive Species, their Prioritization and Management

Notification
#2195
2014-05-02
Action by
2014-05-15

CMS Announces Funding Opportunity from US: USFWS Grant

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/CB/CE/83491 (2014-065)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and Partner Organizations

pdf English 
Meeting Document
#98883
2014-05-01

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/9

Review of Work on Invasive Alien Species and Considerations for Future Work

Meeting Document
#98805
2014-04-29

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/8

Management of Risks Associated With Introduction of Alien Species as Pets, Aquarium and Terrarium Species, and as Live Bait and Live Food, and Related Issues

Notification
#2192
2014-04-25
Action by
2014-05-09

EXTENSION DEADLINE: Capacity-building workshop for Small Island Developing States to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 on Invasive Alien Species, 14-15 June 2014- Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JSH/CE/83223 (2014-062)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant organizations and potential donors

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Notification
#2162
2014-03-06
Action by
2014-04-30

Capacity-building workshop for Small Island Developing States to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 on Invasive Alien Species, 14-15 June 2014- Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JSH/CE/83223 (2014-033)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant organizations and potential donors

pdf English  French 
Meeting Document
#95940
2013-10-13

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/INF/11

Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership: Progress Report on Activities

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