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Invasive Species Resources

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National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand).

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom).
See also: Pest and Disease Factsheets for more fact sheets.
South Africa Department of Agriculture. Directorate of Plant Health and Quality.
Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Agriculture and Food Division.
India Ministry of Agriculture.
See also: CICR Technical Bulletins for more factsheets
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture (Canada).
See also: Field Vegetables for more fact sheets.

European Commission.

The EU Regulation on invasive alien species entered into force on 1 January 2015. At its core is this list of invasive alien species of Union concern, which has been drawn up on the basis of strict criteria and scientifically robust risk assessments, and approved by a Committee of Member State representatives.

Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Agriculture and Food Division.
Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Agriculture and Food Division.
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions (Australia).
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is on high alert to stop the invasive brown marmorated stink bug from making a home in New Zealand. The bug is likely to start showing up in imported cargo from the northern hemisphere. Brown marmorated stink bug is a serious horticultural pest in the United States and is also starting to spread through Canada and parts of Europe. The Ministry for Primary Industries and industry groups have been working together to prepare for the increased risk.
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand.
Biosecurity officials are promising to take tough action against cargo vessels believed to be infested with brown marmorated stink bug during the upcoming risk season. The risk season runs from September to April, when stink bugs from the northern hemisphere are most likely to crawl into cargo heading to New Zealand. Last season, biosecurity officers intercepted more than 2,500 individual stink bugs at the border, mainly on vessels and cargo.

Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

​Crippled plant industries, trade suspensions and a devastated environment—Australia's Top 40 National Priority Plant Pests have damaging potential, from vine-attacking bacteria to a giant snail. The Top 40 pests were recently endorsed by Plant Health Committee, Australia's top committee for plant biosecurity. They were identified through a national expert elicitation process, which considered the economic, social and environment threats the pests posed to Australia. For more information see Australia's National Priority Plant Pests.

South African National Biodiversity Institute.

The Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mr Derek Hanekom, has announced the release of the National Status Report on Biological Invasions in South Africa (PDF | 5.5 MB). He noted that "this report represents a milestone for the Republic of South Africa as it is the first comprehensive national-scale assessment of the status of biological invasions and their management anywhere in the world".

European Commission. Joint Research Centre.

The JRC has developed a smartphone app that will help citizens to capture and share information about 37 invasive alien species of Union concern in Europe. The 'Invasive Alien Species Europe' app, which contains detailed information and photos of those plants and animals, makes it possible for citizens to use their phones' GPS system and camera to capture images of them.