University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Cooperative Extension.
Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands); Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (Canada).
USDA. NRCS. Pennsylvania.
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.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Nebraska Invasive Species Program.
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Lake George Association (New York).
University of British Columbia.
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Canada).
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The emerald ash borer is a half-inch long metallic green beetle with the scientific name Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire. Larvae of this beetle feed under the bark of ash trees. Their feeding eventually girdles and kills branches and entire trees. Emerald ash borer was first identified in North America in southeastern Michigan in 2002.
South Australia Primary Industries and Regions (Australia).
UN. FAO. Animal Production and Health Division.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council (New Zealand).
Auckland Council (New Zealand).
United Nations Environment Programme.
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Formerly the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC).
UN. FAO. International Plant Protection Convention.
You cannot protect the environment without also safeguarding plant health. When plant pests and diseases spread into new areas they seriously damage entire ecosystems, putting at risk biological diversity and the environment itself. Tiny and lethal at the same time, plant pests and invasive alien species have been recently identified as the main driver of biodiversity loss. Pests are also responsible for losses of up to USD 220 billion in agricultural trade each year and the loss of 40 percent of the global food crop production. Climate change is making the situation even worse. It is changing the life cycle of pests – sometimes increasing the number of yearly generations - and creating new niches where they can thrive. For more information see the IPPC factsheet "Plant Health and Environmental Protection (PDF | 1.22 MB)".