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Our International section provides specific international resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species issues. See our Spotlights for section highlights.

Use our International Custom Search Engine to search for invasive species information included in this section of NISIC's site:

Africa Resources

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


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


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

North America

Provides links to resources in North America (Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


Provides links to resources in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Short Film Proposals - Invasive Alien Species (IAS)
Television for the Environment (tvebiomovies).
An annual film competition is held each year to inspire young people around environmental and development issues. In 2017, the short film competition invited proposals for short films around our two category themes, Invasive alien species and People and protected area systems and parks. Three proposals were selected from each category and commissioned to be produced. The final films were promoted via web and social media for selection by the voting public.
Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species Enters into Force (Sep 8, 2017)
International Maritime Organization.
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships' ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017). The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.
Biological Invasions Threaten Biodiversity, Economy (Aug 23, 2016)
University of Michigan.
A study published Aug.23 in Nature Communications points that one-sixth of the global land surface is highly vulnerable to invasion, including substantial areas in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots. "In the coming years, the negative impacts associated with the introduction of harmful species will likely be exacerbated by other global stressors, such as climate change, landscape degradation and pollution," said study co-author Ines Ibañez, associate professor at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. "Developed and developing countries—especially the latter—may lack the operational infrastructure to prevent and deal with harmful introductions." This is often seen as a First World problem. The new study shows that the invasions are also threatening the last remaining biodiversity strongholds in the world’s most fragile economies.
Global Initiative Calls for Urgent Action Against Invasive Alien Species (Nov 29, 2016)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
A new global initiative to reduce the impacts of invasive alien species the Honolulu Challenge - has been launched today by 33 organizations and institutions. The launch follows a call for urgent action on invasive alien species made by experts, governments and NGOs at the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. The challenge calls for commitments from governments and organisations in 11 priority areas, including development of effective biosecurity measures, increasing the number and scale of invasive alien species eradications, boosting the resources for invasive alien species control and addressing priority pathways - the means of transportation of the species.
A Floating Threat: Sea Containers Spread Pests and Diseases (Aug 17, 2016)
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Last year, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures adopted a recommendation encouraging national plant protection organizations to recognize and communicate the risks posed by sea containers, and to support implementation of related parts of the UN Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code), a non-regulatory industry guide book.

Global Threat to Agriculture From Invasive Species (Jun 21, 2016)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia).
New CSIRO research into the global impacts of invasive species has found that sub-Saharan African countries are most at risk, while China and the USA pose the greatest threat.

Invasive Species
CAB International.
CABI is leading an initiative to raise awareness of this issue and draw partners together from around the world to look for solutions. Our goal is to protect rural communities in the developing world from the impacts of damaging invasive species. We invite you to support the effort by getting your organization involved in the campaign or by sharing our stories, research and information.

Earth Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (2001; PDF | 5.11 MB)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Produced by: Global Invasive Species Programme

Invasive Alien Species
Convention on Biological Diversity.

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