Outcome of the 2nd Workshop on Invasive Alien Plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World (Trabzon, TR, 2010-08-02/06)
The 2nd Workshop on Invasive Alien Plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World held in Trabzon (TR) on 2010-08-02/06 was co-organized by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, The European Environment Agency, the Council of Europe, the University of Igdir and The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture. It was attended by more than 90 participants from 29 countries covering the 5 Mediterranean Type Regions of the World (Northern Chile, California, the Cape Region of South Africa, Western Australia and the Mediterranean Basin).
The workshop consisted of plenary sessions and small working groups, allowing participants to network and to discuss current and future projects. The participants released a ‘Trabzon message’ advocating further awareness of the general public, efforts to build lists of invasive alien plants for the Mediterranean regions, eradication programmes and early warning systems for invasive plants. In this message, it was also stressed that further steps had to be made to make Codes of conduct on invasive alien plants more widely known. The ‘Trazbon message’, all presentations and conclusions, as well as the book of abstracts are available on the EPPO website. A 3rd workshop on the same topic will be organized in 2014 in Tunisia.