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Dec 2007

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.


2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan -- Draft for Public Comment (PDF | 143 KB) (Dec 20, 2007)
The Plan is intended to address invasive species in the areas of prevention, early detection and rapid response, control, restoration and organizational collaboration. This document is the first revision of the 2001 Plan, as mandated by EO 13112. The 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan will provide direction for Federal efforts (including overall strategy and objectives) to prevent, control and minimize invasive species and their impacts within the next five fiscal years (2008 through 2012).
Note: Extension of public comment period -- All comments must be received by close of business on Mar 12 , 2008 -- see Federal Register Notice for more information.

Avian influenza

Avian Influenza - remaining restrictions lifted (Dec 19, 2007)
United Kingdom Government News.

UN: Avian Flu Not as Serious as First Feared (Dec 19, 2007)
Voice of America News.

Red palm mite - ARS photo gallery

Pests threaten two tree species: Two aggressive pests are putting palms and ficus trees at risk, affecting residential landscapes and the state's (Florida) nursery industry (Dec 7, 2007) - article archived
Miami Herald.

Red Palm Mite Updates
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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