Update on LIFE project IAP-RISK
The LIFE project IAP-RISK is drawing to an end with a project completion date of 2018-06-30. Following recent updates, ten pest risk analysis (PRAs) have been presented to the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations (WPPR) in June 2018 and were subsequently endorsed. These species were: Ambrosia confertiflora, Andropogon virginicus, Cortaderia jubata, Ehrharta calycina, Hakea sericea, Humulus scandens, Lespedeza cuneata, Lygodium japonicum, Prosopis juliflora and Triadica sebifera. In September 2018 these ten PRAs will be presented to the EPPO Council for approval and subsequently listed on the EPPO A1 or A2 Lists of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests. In addition, a number of new information documents have been added to the projects website including the fourth and final LIFE IAP Newsletter and species-specific posters and leaflets which can be downloaded and amended to suit the requirements of various stakeholders. Finally, two extra documents will be added to the projects website this summer, the first one is a Layman’s Report which summarises the work conducted within the project to a general audience and the second is an AfterLife Communication Plan which highlights the actions that will continue following the completion of the project.
LIFE IAP-RISK website: www.iap-risk.eu