EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/233

International Day for Biological Diversity (2009-05-22) dedicated to invasive alien species

The United Nations proclaimed the 22nd of May 2009 ‘The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD)’ to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, and this special day will be dedicated to invasive alien species.
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat encourages all parties to the Convention and all organizations involved in the issue of invasive alien species to organize activities and events to celebrate the IBD. This is also the opportunity for them to raise public awareness and present their work on how to prevent and manage invasive alien species.
The CBD website will provide case studies (examples of invasive species and of actions taken against them) and information materials for the use of partners and organizations celebrating the IBD (booklet on IAS, poster, logo, photo gallery, education material for children).


Convention on Biological Diversity: http://www.cbd.int/ibd/2009/