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

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A New Comprehensive Database of Alien Plant Species in Chile Based on Herbarium Records (2012)
Universidad de Concepción (Chile). Laboratorio de Invasiones Biológicas.
A list of introduced species that have been discovered in Chile has been compiled by Dr. Clodomiro Marticorena (Department of Botany, University of Concepción). Data was collected from reports in available literature and records in the University of Concepción Herbarium. This list also includes information on species distribution in Chile, mainly according to administrative regions. Currently the database is being expanded to include information on all introduced species that have been discovered in Chile. Once completed, the full database will be available on this page. Note: Site partially in Spanish

Galápagos Restoration Projects Makes Islands Safe for Native Species (Dec 8, 2012)
Island Conservation.
The Galápagos National Park, assisted by partners including Island Conservation, the Charles Darwin Foundation, Bell Laboratories and The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota, are working to prevent extinctions and restore altered ecosystems on the Galápagos by permanently removing damaging introduced rodents from key islands. Following a series of monitoring surveys, today partners announce that several islands are free of invasive rodents as the result of an eradication project. Partners also announce that restoration of additional islands is already underway.

Partnership

Galapagos Invasive Species
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk; Charles Darwin Foundation; Galapagos National Park; Ecuadorian Agricultural Health Service in Galapagos; Galapagos National Institute.

Brazil National Invasive Alien Species Database
Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN). I3N Invasive Species Network. Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development.

Manual de Identificación y Manejo de Malezas en las Islas Galápagos (2006; PDF | 1.5 MB) - Spanish
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Prepared by: Fundación Charles Darwin y Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos.
Special Note: An illustrated guide providing practical information for the effective control of the worst invasive plant species in Galapagos. Designed for farmers and other land managers, it describes manual and chemical control methods. It also includes 8 species that are potential problems for Galapagos. In Spanish.

Southern Hemisphere Network on Conifer Invasions
Southern Hemisphere Network on Conifer Invasions.

Academic

Control and Prevention of Invasive Bivalves
La Plata National University (Argentina). Invading Mollusks Research Group.

Laboratorio de Invasiones Biológicas
Universidad de Concepción (Chile).
Special Note: In Spanish

Professional

Invasive Species
Galapagos Conservancy.

Horus Institute of Environmental Development and Conservation
Instituto Hórus de Desenvolvimento e Conservação Ambiental (Horus Institute of Environmental Development and Conservation, Brazil).
Special Note: Species profiles in Portuguese and Spanish

Introduced Species Checklists
Charles Darwin Foundation and Research Station (Galápagos Islands).

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