Random invasive species images that represents what NISIC does
USDA.gov NAL NISIC Sudden oak death Formosan subterranean termite Yellow star thistle Giant African snail Cactus moth Purple loosestrife
HomeAbout National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)News and EventscouncilHelpContact Us
 Search the National Invasive Species Information Center
Search all USDA
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Browse by Geography
United States
Browse by Subject
Aquatic Species
Economic Impacts
Laws and Regulations
Manager's Tool Kit
Resource Library
You are here: Home / International

Our International section provides specific international resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species issues. See our Spotlights for section highlights.

Use our International Custom Search Engine to search for invasive species information included in this section of NISIC's site:

Africa Resources

Provides links to resources in Africa with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


Provides links to resources in Asia with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


Provides links to resources in Europe with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

North America

Provides links to resources in North America (Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


Provides links to resources in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

South America Resou

Provides links to resources in South America with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Back to Top
United Nations Issues Guidelines to Minimize Risk of Invasive Species (Oct 14, 2014)
International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted new guidelines to prevent and control biological invasions by pets, aquarium and terrarium species, live bait and live food. The new guidance is largely based on input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
World Conservation Congress 2012: Adoption of a Motion on Invasive Alien Species (Sep 15, 2012)
During the World Conservation Congress 2012, the IUCN members’ assembly adopted a motion on invasive alien species entitled Implementing the provisions on invasive alien species of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 (PDF | 22 KB), which was supported by 100% of governments and 99% of NGOs voting.
PlantwiseThe (Plant) Doctor is In (Feb 8, 2012)
USDA. Blog.
USDA and CABI's Plantwise Initiative have formed a recent partnership. In collaboration with local organizations, Plantwise has formed a network of 182 clinics across 19 countries to increase food security by decreasing crop losses. Through the partnership, USDA research and information will be electronically transferred to the Plantwise global knowledge bank so that the "plant doctors" at these clinics will have easier access to in order to help farmers in far off places diagnose and control the plant pests and diseases affecting their fields.

See CABI's press release for more information -- New Global Plant Health Resource to Improve Food Security (Jul 26, 2011)
For the first time ever, distribution maps, diagnostic support and treatment advice for thousands of the world's most damaging pests and diseases of plants and crops are being made available free of charge on the Plantwise site.

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership logoInvasive Alien Species Indicator
Invasive Alien Species Indicator (Partnership).
Invasive alien species are a major threat to global biodiversity, and as a result "Trends in IAS" has been selected as one of the indicators to measure progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity's target of reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010. See the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership for more information.
Biodiversity Indicators Partnership logoUNEP Launches New 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership Website (May 22, 2009)
United Nations Environment Program.
The 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP) is a global initiative, funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) that brings together over 40 international organizations to develop biodiversity indicators and assess biodiversity loss. The new site will be a unique portal to provide comprehensive information on global biodiversity indicators and trends; with an emphasis on reporting towards the "2010 Biodiversity Target".
FlagsAddressing the Four Threats in an International Context: Invasive Species (PDF | 170 KB)
USDA. FS. International Programs.

Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment.

Earth Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (2001; PDF | 5.11 MB)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Produced by: Global Invasive Species Programme

Invasive Alien Species
Convention on Biological Diversity.

Back to Top
Last Modified: Jan 12, 2016
Bookmark and Share
I Want To
    Ask a Question
    Read International Press Releases
    Learn About International Economic Impacts
    Find International Agencies and Organizations
    Find International Management Plans
    Search International Databases
    Find International Laws
    Find International Lists of Invasive Species

More ...

    North America
    South America
Media Help
 To view PDF files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

To view Flash files you must  have Macromedia Flash Player installed on your computer.

 NISIC Home | NAL Home | USDA | AgNIC | Agricultural Research Service | Web Policies and Important Links | Site Map
FOIA | Accessibility Statement| Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | USA.gov | White House