International programmes and projects

National programmes and projects
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International programmes and projects  

Invitation to the joint 11th European Ecological Congress (EURECO) and 38th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gf) in Leipzig, Germany 15th-19th September 2008. One session of this years event will be "Mechanisms behind species invasions: Searching for generalizations across scales and taxa".

Global Invasive Species Programme - GISP addresses the global threat caused by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and provides support to the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission- database on invasive species. 

GloBallast - Global Ballast Water Management Programme

The Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN). All GISIN publications including the Baltimore Declaration, the Proceedings, and the List of Online IAS Information Systems are available for download from this Web site.

The FAO database on introductions of aquatic species (DIAS). The database includes records of species introduced or transferred from one country to another

Portal to invasive species in USA - This page is a very exhaustive starting point for information on North American internet sources.

NISBase is a distributed database providing information concerning nonindigenous aquatic species. The site provides access to information on taxonomy, life history, native and introduced ranges, photos, maps, and impacts of aquatic species introduced around the world.

With goal that: "That all European governments, at every level, have taken the necessary actions to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010" a coalition has created the countdown-2010 site, which also has a page on invasive species.

NEOBIOTA - Arbeitsgemeinschaft biologische Invasionen. A German working group on invasive aliens species (in german).

European Research and management Network on Aquatic Invasive Species (ERNAIS)

Alien species and nature conservation in the EU. Report on the EU LIFE-programme.

Giant Aliens - This project aims to develop an integrated management strategy that comprises effective, practicable and sustainable means of controlling an alien non-agricultural weed (H. mantegazzianum).

Aquatic aliens species in German inland and coastal waters which contains species directories and direct access to a range of publication on aquatic species.

Aquatic invaders of Belarus: Alien species database. Information on e.g. origin, distribution and potential ecological impacts of alien aquatic animals inhabiting waterbodies of the Republic of Belarus.

Invasive Species Ireland: A joint project between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with e.g. catalogues of the most unwanted species and a report system for sightings of invasive species.



National programmes and projects  

Invasive plant species in Portugal : an overview.

Swedish infomation site on aquatic invasive aliens species

AquAliens - research programme on introduced species in Swedish waters

Swedish Clearing House Mechanism

Latvian clearing House Mechanism 

Invasive Non-Native Species in the UK - This website has information on all Alien or Non-native organisms that are invasive in the UK

InvasIBER - Invasive species on the Iberian peninsula

Invasives in Japan - links to the text of Japan's invasive species legislation and a listing of non-native species in that country

The Swiss Commissions for Wild Plant Conservation and Cultivated Plant Conservation pages in invasive species.

Belgian Forum on Invasive Alien Species gives access to Harmonia, an new interoperable database on invasive alien species in Belgium, with a focus on species threatening native biodiversity.

NEOBIOTA - in Austria a short review.

Det Norse Veritas (DNV) 

Non-indigenous species in the Belgian part of the North Sea and its adjacent estuaries. The Flanders Marine Institute. (in Dutch)

Program for the Management of Invasive species in Andalusia (Spain) (In Spanish)



A diversity of international publications on management of invasive species 

Aquatic Invasions is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal focusing on biological invasions in inland and coastal waters of Europe, North America and other regions (regular issues of AI are available both electronically and in print). As part of early warning function of the journal, new records of aquatic invasive species are published regularly as rapid communications in the electronic journal supplements).

International Workshop on Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World Mze, FR, 2005-05-25/27 - Complete Proceedings and PowerPoint presentations are available from here. The UICN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation created an internet platform as a follow up on this meeting. The platform is a place of exchange of experiences about the management of invasive plants

Global Biodiversity outlook (2) - from the Convetion on Biological diversity -on page 36 the first attempts on building an indicator on invasive alien species using NOBANIS data.

The report "Global warming opens the door for invasive macrophytes in Swedish lakes and streams" by Simon Hallstan

Report on preventing the introduction of a new lobster species in Nordic Sea Areas - "Forebyggelse av ny hummerart i nordiske farvande" (15 september 2004 by the Nordic Council of Ministers).

Management of Gyrodactylis salaris. Review on literature on Gyrodactylis salaris and treatment of waters with Rotenone (word-file)

Public awareness - folder aiming to raise awareness in relation to Crayfish plague and releases of Signal Crayfish (in Norwegian)

Economic impact of the spread of alien species in Germany a report from the Federal Environment Agency of Germany (pdf-file).

Article about alien species in European seas (Streftaris et al. 2005)

Report on invasive species in Switzerland: "An inventory of alien species and their threat to biodiversity and economy in Switzerland" (pdf-file)

Identification of introduced freshwater fish established in Europe and assessment of their geographical origin, current distribution, motivation for their introduction and type of impacts produced - report from the European Topic Centre on Nature Protection and Biodiversity, february 2002 (wordfile).

Report on 'Introduced Marine Organisms' - Workshop on Risks and Management Measures, Trondheim, Norway 10 11 may 2004

Non-native marine species in British waters - a publication  by JNCC detailing  the introduction of marine fauna and flora to Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales).

Second Report of the European Community to the Convention on Biological Diversity - Thematic Report on Aliens Invasive Species

A LIFE Focus publication that describes the role of LIFE to support innovative projects for the management of exotic or alien species, and highlights successful strategies, which are being implemented throughout the European Union.

New resolution on trade in alien invasive species from COP 13 of the Convention on International Trade on Endagered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Chapter 17, which relates to invasive species: 'Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species' (pdf-file, 323 kb). The entire report can be found here.

The study, "Front Door Wide Open to Weeds", undertaken by the

University of Western Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for

Australian Weed Management, download from the WWF Australia Web site

The review article: Biotic invasions: Causes, epidemiology, global consequences, and control. by Mack, R. N., D. Simberloff, W. M. Lonsdale, H. Evans, M. Clout, and F. A. Bazzaz. 2000. In Ecological Applications.

Article: Nehring, S. 2005. International shipping  a risk for aquatic biodiversity in Germany.