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Invasive Species Resources

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International Maritime Organization.

Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive species in ships' ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the BWM Convention) was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, to address this problem. The BWM Convention entered into force in 2017. The amendments formalise an implementation schedule to ensure ships manage their ballast water to meet a specified standard ("D-2 standard") aimed at ensuring that viable organisms are not released into new sea areas, and make mandatory the Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems, which sets out how ballast water management systems used to achieve the D-2 standard have to be assessed and approved. This will help ensure that aquatic organisms and pathogens are removed or rendered harmless before the ballast water is released into a new location – and avoid the spread of invasive species as well as potentially harmful pathogens.

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.
Global Invasive Species Programme.
See also: GISP Publications and Reports for additional reports for Africa
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (United Kingdom).
University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
Alberta Invasive Species Council.
See also: Invasive Plant Mapping with EDDMapS Alberta
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM).
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (United Kingdom). National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme.
Pacific Biodiversity Institute (Washington).
Japan Ministry of the Environment.
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
See also: Alien Species Alert for more information
Polska Akademia Nauk (Polish Academy of Sciences). Instytut Ochrony Przyrody (Institute of Nature Conservation).
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Note: Nesting Behavior
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Australian Museum.
European Food Safety Authority.

World Organisation for Animal Health.

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia). 
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.