EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/080

International Day for Biological Diversity (2009-05-22) on invasive alien species in Sardinia (IT)

The United Nations proclaimed the 22nd of May 2009 ‘The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD)’ to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, and this special day will be dedicated to invasive alien species (see EPPO RS 2008/233).
The University of Sassari and the Conservatoire Botanique de Corse have united their efforts to organize an open and free symposium on invasive alien species. This will be held on the 22nd of May in Sassari and followed by 2 days of field trip to discover invasive alien species in forests and in coastal areas. The Council of Europe, the Società Botanica Italiana and the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) support this initative.

Contact: Antonello Zicconi, a.zicconi@uniss.it


EPPO Secretariat, 2009-04.