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Decision Support Tools

Covers risk assessments, ranking systems, and other decision-making tools for invasive animal species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Decision Support Tools for general resources and other species.


PestSmart Connect - Risk Assessment for the Import and Keeping of Exotic Vertebrates in Australia (2003)
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (Australia).
Published by: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra

PestSmart Connect - The Threat Posed by Pest Animals to Biodiversity in New South Wales (2007)
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (Australia).
This report attempts to quantify the impact of invasive animals on biodiversity and shows that they are a major cause of biodiversity decline in New South Wales, Australia. It illustrates the problem's scale in terms of the number and range of native species at risk. This report provides a long-overdue baseline on invasive animals that can be used to make informed management and policy decisions into the future.

New York Invasive Species Information - Non-Native Animal Assessments
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.
In 2013, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and consultants with Adirondack Research, Inc., utilized three modified versions of the plant assessment protocol to assess the invasive nature of non-native animal species. This work was conducted in preparation for the development of invasive species regulations on behalf of the New York State Invasive Species Council, in consultation with the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

Federal Government

Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and an Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor (2009)
DOI. United States Geological Survey.
This report describes in more detail the biology of these large snake species and potential environmental risks should they become established in the U.S.

Plant Health Environmental Assessments
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Provides plant protection and quarantine environmental documents for various species.

Risk Assessment of the Movement of Firewood
within the United States (May 2012; PDF | 3.2 MB)

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
See also: Import into the U.S. - Firewood for more resources


EDIS - Ecological Risk Assessment for Invasive Wildlife in Florida
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #WEC374

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