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

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Interior Provides $1.5 Million to Combat Invasive Species and Protect Natural Resources in the Insular Areas (Aug 20, 2018)
DOI. Office of Insular Affairs.
Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. "Invasive species in the islands are disruptive for both marine and terrestrial resources in the islands, which already face a delicate balance," said Assistant Secretary Domenech. "Secretary Zinke and I are pleased to help control and eradicate invasive species in the islands in order to protect public health, livelihoods, and fragile environments and economies."

Tropical Important Plant Areas in the British Virgin Islands (Jul 14, 2016)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (United Kingdom).
Kew's UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) team recently returned from a successful launch of the Tropical Important Plant Areas project in the British Virgin Islands. Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) are target sites for plant and habitat conservation, identified by the presence of threatened species, threatened habitats and/or high botanical richness. Although TIPAs are not legal designations, they can inform the protection and management of sites for biodiversity conservation.

Economic Impact of IAS in the Caribbean: Case Studies (Apr 28, 2015)
Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network.
To date no studies have been undertaken on the costs and benefits of IAS management in the Caribbean. This may partly explain why there has been negligible funding to combat the onslaught of these exotic species in the region. As a result it was decided to provide individuals involved in the UNEP-GEF Project, "Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean" with training and an opportunity to undertake Cost-Benefit Analyses (CBAs) on some selected IAS. The CBAs undertaken and reported in this publication clearly demonstrates that the benefits of managing IAS outweigh the costs.


The Bahamas National Invasive Species Strategy 2013
Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government; Global Environment Facility.

Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network
Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network.

Invasive Species Threats in the Caribbean Region: Report to the Nature Conservancy (2003; PDF | 461 KB)
CAB International.

International Government

Invasive Species
Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Invasive Lionfish in Cayman
Cayman Islands Government. Department of Environment.

Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection
Jamaica Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries.

Programa de Especies Invasoras de México
Comisión Nacional Para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, Mexico).
Special Note: In Spanish

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.

Marine Invasive Species
United Nations Environment Programme. Caribbean Environment Programme.


Caribbean Pest Diagnostic Network
University of Florida.

Integrated Pest Management
University of the United States Virgin Islands. Cooperative Extension Service.

Weeds of Mexico / La flora interactiva de las malezas de México
Colegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas. Mexico.
Special Note: In Spanish


Threats - Invasive Species
Turneffe Atoll Trust (Belize).

Invasive Species Containment
Roatan Marine Park (Honduras).

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