Recent activities on invasive alien plants in Austria
Education and awareness-raising campaigns are being conducted in Austria within the Federal States by public institutions through meetings, distribution of folders and posters to students (from primary schools to universities) and the general public. Information is also spread through regional radio and television programmes.
The following invasive alien plants have been or are under eradicatation/control in protected areas in the Federal States of Austria: Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae, EPPO List of Invasive alien plants), Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae, EPPO List of IAP), Asclepias curassavica (Apocynaceae), Fallopia japonica (Polygonaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Impatiens glandulifera (Balsaminaceae, EPPO List of IAP), Phytolacca americana (Phytolaccaceae), Robinia pseudoacacia (Fabaceae), Solidago gigantea (Asteraceae, EPPO List of IAP).
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (2013) Implementation of recommendations on invasive alien species. National reports and contributions. Bern Convention group of experts on invasive alien species, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy (20-22 June 2013), pp 10-12.