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EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/156

IUCN Information Platform on Invasive Alien Species in the Mediterranean Basin


Following the International Workshop on “Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World” held in Mèze (FR) on 2005-05-25/27, UICN – Centre for Mediterranean cooperation – responded to the need of experts to develop a web-based information platform. The aims of this platform are mainly to present initiatives and to reinforce partnerships that are relevant to management of invasive alien species in the Mediterranean Basin and to facilitate the exchange of information and expertise on invasive alien species in the region.

This information platform can be further enriched by contributions from managers, scientists, and experts. Pictures of invaders, case studies (Eradication of Carpobrotus in Minorca) and documents (Plant invaders in Spain, Study on Invasive plants in the Mediterranean Basin…) can be downloaded from the website.

Sources

IUCN – Centre for Mediterranean cooperation – Invasive Alien Species in the Mediterranean
http://iucn.org/places/medoffice/invasive_species/index_en.html

EPPO WebsiteInternational Workshop on Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World, Mèze, FR, 2005-05-25/27
http://archives.eppo.org/MEETINGS/2005_meetings/workshop_invasive/workshop.htm