The 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions resolution: Time to act!
At the 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions in Pontevedra (Spain), 12-14 September 2012, a resolution entitled “Time to act! Biological invasions need a strong European legal framework urgently!” was adopted by the 300 participating scientists and environmental managers.
This resolution urges the European Commission to:
- establish as soon as possible a comprehensive and mandatory legal framework to control the introduction, establishment and spread of invasive alien species, and to address those already introduced.
- ensure that by 2020, invasive alien species and their pathways in Europe are identified and prioritised, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and pathways are managed to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of new invasive alien species, in accordance with the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 and the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Target 9.
NEOBIOTA, Time to act! Biological invasions need a strong European legal framework urgently!