EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/161

The GIASIPartnership Gateway

The objective of the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIPartnership) is to assist Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and other interested parties, to implement the provisions of Article 8(h) and the Aichi Biodiversity Target 9: ‘By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.
The first output of the GIASIPartnership is the development of a gateway to access information stored across the web on invasive alien species. The following information can be found on the Gateway:
  • Background to the GIASIPartnership (partners, conclusions of meetings, events);
  • Information services: links to directories of resources, organizations, species lists and fact sheets;
  • Tools: links to examples of best practice and case studies, species distribution databases, glossaries, identification tools, management tools, risk analysis tools, training course material;
  • Lists of invasive alien species grouped under animals, plants and fungi and bacteria and viruses;
  • Bibliography;
  • Forums.

Link to the GIASIPartnership Gateway: http://giasipartnership.myspecies.info/


Personal communication with Chrys Lyal, UK Natural History Museum, E-mail: C.lyal@nhm.ac.uk