Towards an early warning and information system for invasive alien species in Europe
In order to improve the ability of European states and institutions to respond to the threats posed to biological diversity in the major European ecosystems and marine areas by invasive alien species, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launches a survey aiming at:
- assessing the existing information and mechanisms for risk assessment to respond to new arrivals of unwanted alien species which may threaten biodiversity and impact ecosystems,
- identifying the main limits and constraints to rapid and effective action.
A simple and short questionnaire is therefore available online that can be filled in 15 minutes until the end of October. Information provided will be used as background material to develop a proposal for a European coordinated early warning and information system for invasive alien species threatening biodiversity in Europe.
European Community Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism - Towards an early warning and information system for invasive alien species in Europe. http://biodiversity-chm.eea.europa.eu/information/towards-early-warning-and-information-system