The Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants available electronically in English, French, Spanish and Polish
The Code of conduct on horticulture and Invasive alien plants is a joint project of the Bern Convention (Council of Europe) and EPPO. The Code is addressed to Governments, the horticultural industry and trade (plant importers, commercial and municipal nurseries, garden centres, aquarists), and all those who play a role in deciding which species are grown in the landscape (e.g. landscape architects, municipal parks and gardens departments, recreation and leisure departments).
While the Bern Convention has published a comprehensive version of the Code of conduct (in English and French), EPPO has prepared a standardized version in the format of an EPPO Standard “Guidelines on the development of a Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants” in the series PM3 on Phytosanitary Procedures for National Plant Protection Organizations. These general guidelines are intended to be implemented at national level.
Finally, the Code of conduct has also been translated into Spanish and Polish. The Spanish version has been edited by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino and illustrated with pictures of invasive alien plants. It has printed in 1000 copies that will be sent to Autonomous Communities, horticulturists associations and Forestry Associations for distribution.
The Polish version is available from the portal of the General Directorate for Environmental Protection. In Poland, further efforts are being attempted to reach a wider audience through the media such as TV programmes on gardening and popular magazines on horticulture.
All these documents are freely available from the Internet.
- Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants
- EPPO Standard PM3/74(1) Guidelines on the development of a Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants
Heywood V, Brunel S (2009) Code of conduct on Horticulture and Invasive Alien Plants. Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). Nature and environment, No. 155. Council of Europe Publishing. 74 p.
EPPO (2009) EPPO Standard PM3/74(1) Guidelines on the development of a Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 39(3), 263-266.
Juan José Areces, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ewa Pisarczyk, General Directorate for Environmental Protection, email@example.com and Wojciech Solarz, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org