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Various international workshops have been held to assess the global invasive alien species threats, impacts and needs. These workshops resulted in the following declarations and identified the need for information sharing, capacity building, financial support, research, expertise and other resources for addressing the invasive alien species threat.


Fuzhou Declaration on Biological Invasions - 'Managing Biological Invasions under Global Change' (Nov 2009; PDF | 77 KB)
Adopted at the International Congress on Biological Invasions
Nov 2-6, 2009
Fuzhou, China
More than 500 invasive species specialists from more than 40 countries participated in the Congress, to exchange ideas on improving the management of biological invasions at national, regional, and global levels.

Baltimore Declaration (PDF | 36 KB)
Result of the Experts Meeting on Implementation of a Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
Apr 6-8, 2004
Baltimore, Maryland

Bariloche Declaration on Invasive Alien Conifers in South America
Southern Hemisphere Network on Conifer Invasions.
Following an international meeting on conifer invasions held in Bariloche, Argentina, from May 10-12, 2007, the undersigned participants urge South American countries to act against conifer invasions throughout the continent.

Copenhagen Declaration (PDF | 117 KB)
Managing Invasive Alien Species: Forging Cooperation in the Baltic-Nordic Region.
May 21-23, 2001
Copenhagen, Denmark

Davis Declaration (2001; PDF | 24 KB)and Press Release - Davis Declaration Calls for Action On Invasive Species (UCDavis News - Mar 22, 2001)
Feb 14-15, 2001
Workshop on Development of Regional Invasive Alien Species Information Hubs, Including Requisite Taxonomic Services, In North America and Southern Africa (Davis, California).

The workshop produced the Davis Declaration to focus international attention and resources on development and coordination of IAS information and taxonomic services, and a report (in preparation) containing specific recommendations for strengthening IAS-related taxonomic capacity and for implementing a global network of regional information hubs.

Great Lakes Declaration: Protection and Restoring the Great Lakes through a Regional Collaboration of National Significance (PDF | 10 KB)
Dec 4, 2004
Chicago, Illinois

Kirstenbosch Declaration (DOC | 24 KB)
South Africa / United States of America Bi-National Commission
Symposium on Best Management Practices for Preventing and Controlling Invasive Alien Species
Feb 24, 2000
Cape Town, South Africa

Russia-U.S. Declaration (PDF | 25 KB)
From the Invasive Species Workshop
Aug 27-31, 2001
Borok, Yaroslavl Region, Russia

St. Louis Declaration On Invasive Plant Species
A Product of: “The Workshop on Linking Ecology and Horticulture To Prevent Plant Invasions”
Dec 2001
St. Louis, Missouri

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Green Landscaping with Native Plants: Weedlaws
Environmental Protection Agency.
The John Marshall Law Review, Volume 26, Number 4 (Summer 1993)

See General Publications and Reports for additional selected reports, papers and other online publications related to invasive species issues.

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