Issue 24: Invasive Species

Links

Silent Invasion

Report published in 2002 by the US National Wildlife Refuge Association that examines how invasive species are wreaking havoc on wildlife across the country. | Read more...

Invasive Species Weblog (ISW)

Weblog kept by botanist Jennifer Forman Orth with over 600 entries, covering a full range of topics related to invasive species, from legal issues to early detection warnings and the use of invasive species in marketable products. | Read more...

Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA)

Created by African specialists with support of FAO, FISNA has launched a website on invasive species in Africa. Features include information on new outbreaks of invasive pest species and woody species. It also provides references, publications and other links related to invasive species in Africa. Link | Read more...

Caribbean: Inter-American Invasives Information Network (I3N)

I3N is a project of Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) to develop an online catalogue of information on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, impacts, control, and management of alien invasive species in Latin America and the Caribbean. Link | Read more...

Water Hyacinth Control programme

Environmental agencies in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda use remote sensing and GIS technology in a regional project to monitor the water hyacinth infestation of Lake Victoria. | Read more...

Global Invasive Species Database

Developed by IUCN´s Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), this database contains information about invasive species, ranging from micro-organisms to mammals and plants. Link | Read more...

Characteristics of Invasive Species in China

To better understand the role played by alien invasive species in China and make policy recommendations directed to ensure that invasions do not negatively affect China's biodiversity, the Biodiversity Working Group of the China Council for International... | Read more...

Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

The mission of HEAR is to provide technology, methods, and information to decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to help support effective science-based management of harmful non-native species in Hawaii and the Pacific. Link | Read more...

A Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW)

At this website, you may seacrh for a species of plant to check whether one or more of nearly 300 references lists that species as having weedy tendencies. Link | Read more...

Tools of the trade

Invasive species control can be an impossible task without the right tools. While you probably already know about the value of a good chainsaw, you might not know about some of the other weed whacking devices described on this page, hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). | Read more...

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