EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/023

Convention on Biological Diversity booklets on invasive alien species


In 2009, the Convention on Biological Diversity released a booklet entitled ‘Invasive Alien Species - A Threat to Biodiversity’. This document explained to the general public what invasive alien species are, what their impacts and pathways of entry are, and what can be done to prevent their introduction and spread. Specific examples are provided, such as the massive agricultural and health impacts of Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae, EPPO Alert List). The document is available in English, French and Spanish.
A version of the booklet has also been adapted for children in English and includes some games. It is entitled ‘Living in an Ecosystem near You: Invasive Alien Species’.

Sources

Convention on Biological Diversity (2009) Invasive Alien Species - A Threat to Biodiversity. Secretariat of the Convent ion on Biological Diversity. 44 p.

Convention on Biological Diversity (2009) Living in an Ecosystem near You: Invasive Alien Species. Secretariat of the Convent ion on Biological Diversity. 30 p.
http://www.cbd.int/idb/2009/resources/booklet/