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International Management Plans

Contains invasive species management plans for non-U.S. geographical areas. For additional resources, see:

International Resources:


Action Plan on Information on Invasive Alien Species: Implementation 'roadmap' commits key partners to harmonize data needed to tackle threat to biodiversity from invasives (Nov 16, 2011)
Global Biodiversity Information Facillity.
Government experts meeting under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have endorsed a wide-ranging programme to strengthen information available to decision-makers on the spread of invasive alien species (IAS). The Joint Work Programme   - UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/15/INF/14 (Oct 21, 2011; PDF | 209 KB) unites eight information service providers behind nearly 50 action points aimed at combining and harmonizing data on IAS from a wide range of different databases and networks.

Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 (2006; PDF | 8.5 MB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.

Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (2001; PDF | 5.11 MB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.


A Weed Plan for Western Australia (Oct 2001; PDF | 338 KB)
Government of Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food. State Weed Plan Steering Group.

Australian Weeds Strategy
Commonwealth of Australia. Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council.
Developed by: the Australian Weeds Committee.

Introductory Weed Management Manual (2004; PDF | 610 KB)
CRC for Australian Weed Management.
This manual has been prepared as a training aid for the use of private landholders, conservation groups, catchment management groups, local, state and territory governments and industry. It is an introductory guide for those with little experience with weed management, particularly environmental weeds. It will be of use to those who wish to develop their weed management knowledge and skills, and as an extension resource for those who need to develop the weed management capacity of others.

Killing Us Softly - Australia's Green Stalkers: A call to action on invasive plants, and a way forward - A 2020 Vision Statement (2003; PDF | 1.4 MB)
Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management.

NSW Control Plan for the Noxious Marine Weed Caulerpa taxifolia in NSW waters (Feb 2004)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

New South Wales Invasive Species Plan 2008-2015
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

National Control Plan for the European Green Shore Crab (2008; PDF | 774 KB)
Commonwealth of Australia.

Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook: A Guide to Weed Control in Non-Crop Aqautic and Bushland Situations, 4rd Edition (Sep 2009)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

Salvinia Control Manual: Management and Control Options for Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) in Australia (Sep 2006)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) Strategic Plan 2012-2017 (PDF | 1.73 MB)
National Weeds Strategy Executive Committee (Australia).


A Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species (Sep 2004; PDF | 102 KB)
Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers. Aquatic Invasive Species Task Group.

An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada (Sep 2004)
Environment Canada. Biodiversity Convention Office.

(Draft) Fisheries Management Plan for Fisheries Management Zone 17: 2010-2020 (Feb 2009)/ Chapter 8 - Invasive Species (PDF | 39 KB)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan (2012; PDF | 2.89 MB)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Invasive Species Strategy for BC (British Columbia)
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.

Invasive Plant Strategy for British Columbia (PDF | 1.7 MB)
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.
Strategy developed in 2003. The Invasive Species Council is shifting its focus to include all invasive species, including invasive plants.

National Invasive Alien Species Strategy (2004)(Government of Canada Web archive)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Plant Health Division.

Management Guidelines for Invasive Alien Species in Canada's National Parks (Mar 1997)
Ecospherics Ethics.
Prepared for: Parks Canada. National Parks Branch.

Sustaining Biodiversity: A Strategic Plan for Managing Invasive Plants in Southern Ontario (2000; PDF |314 KB)
Ontario Invasive Plants Working Group.
Prepared by: Ontario Invasive Plants Working Group.


Invasive Species Action Plans
Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat.

Assessment to support continued development of the EU Strategy to combat invasive alien species (2010; PDF | 2.5 MB)
Institute for European Environmental Policy.
This study, prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy, analyses the policy baseline, and outlines priorities and components for an EU IAS Strategy. It includes a preliminary and indicative estimate of the level of costs associated with the proposed measures.

European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (Dec 5, 2003; PDF | 295 KB)
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.

EU Biodiversity Action Plan: Halting the Loss of Biodiversity by 2010 — and Beyond: Sustaining ecosystem services for human well–being (2006)
EUROPA. European Commission.

Finland's National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (Apr 2012; PDF | 2.38 MB)
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland.

Helping to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Non-native Species: Horticultural Code of Practice (Great Britain) (Mar 2005; PDF | 98 KB)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Invasive Species Management for Infrastructure Managers and the Construction Industry (Sep 2008; PDF | 397 KB)
Construction Industry Research and Information Association.
CIRIA 679 - publication available for purchase

Norwegian Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (May 2007)
Norway Minstry of the Environment.

The Invasive Non-Native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain: Protecting our Natural Heritage from Invasive Species (May 28, 2008) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee Response to Departmental Consultation (for draft document)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
This strategy launched May 28, 2008 is intended to provide a strategic framework within which the actions of government departmentsm their related bodies and key stakeholders can be better co-coordinated.

Zebra Mussel Management Strategy for Northern Ireland 2004-2010 (May 2004; PDF | 529 KB)
Invasive Species Ireland.


National Strategy on Invasive Species in Mexico - Prevention, Control, Eradication (2010; PDF | 3.7 MB)
CONABIO. Information System on Invasive Species in Mexico.
Prepared by: National Advisory Committee on Invasive Species, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento
y Uso de la Biodiversidad, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Protegidas, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales. México.

New Zealand

Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy 2002-2007 (Aug 2002; PDF | 1.6 MB)
Auckland Regional Council.

Regional Pest Management Plan
Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Northland Regional Pest Management Strategies
Northland Regional Council.

Regional Pest Management Strategy and Operational Plan
Marlborough District Council.

Pest Management Plan: Plan for the Management of Weeds and Pest Animals (Jun 2004; PDF | 2.56 MB)
Wellington City Council.

Strategic Plan for Managing Invasive Weeds (Oct 1998; PDF | 479 KB) and Animal Pests Publications and Weed Publications
New Zealand Department of Conservation.

Pacific Islands

Guidelines for invasive species management in the Pacific: a Pacific strategy for managing pests, weeds and other invasive species (Jul 16, 2009)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A regional strategy (Jun 2000; PDF | 190 KB)
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Pacific Ant Prevention Plan (Mar 2004; PDF | 696 KB)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Prepared by: Pacific Invasive Ant Group (PIAG)
On behalf of the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

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