EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/200

World Conservation Congress 2012: adoption of a motion on invasive alien species


During the World Conservation Congress 2012, the IUCN members' assembly adopted a motion on invasive alien species entitled “Implementing the provisions on invasive alien species of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020”, which was supported by 100% of governments and 99% of NGOs voting.

This motion urges countries to identify invasive species for priority control, enforce stringent regulatory measures to prevent introduction of invasives, encourage voluntary measures and promote eradication campaigns.

Sources

IUCN Motion 021: Implementing the provisions on invasive alien species of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020.
http://portals.iucn.org/docs/2012congress/motions/en/M-021-2012-EN.pdf