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International Management Plans

Contains invasive species management plans for non-U.S. geographical areas. For additional resources, see:

International Resources:


Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 (2006; PDF | 8.5 MB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.

Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (2001; PDF | 5.11 MB)
Global Invasive Species Programme.


Australian Weeds Strategy (2007)
Commonwealth of Australia. Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council.
Developed by: the Australian Weeds Committee.

Australia's National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health (AQUAPLAN)
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
AQUAPLAN is Australia’s National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health. The plan outlines objectives and priorities to enhance Australia’s management of aquatic animal health. AQUAPLAN is a collaborative initiative that is developed and implemented by the Australian and state and territory governments and aquatic animal industries.

Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan (AQUAVETPLAN)
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
AQUAVETPLAN is the Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emerge​ncy Plan. It is a series of manuals that outline Australia’s approach to national disease preparedness and proposes the technical response and control strategies to be activated in a national aquatic animal disease emergency.

Introductory Weed Management Manual (2004; PDF | 610 KB)
CRC for Australian Weed Management.
This manual has been prepared as a training aid for the use of private landholders, conservation groups, catchment management groups, local, state and territory governments and industry. It is an introductory guide for those with little experience with weed management, particularly environmental weeds. It will be of use to those who wish to develop their weed management knowledge and skills, and as an extension resource for those who need to develop the weed management capacity of others.

NSW Control Plan for Caulerpa taxifolia (Aug 2009)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

National Control Plan for the European Green Shore Crab (2008; PDF | 774 KB)
Commonwealth of Australia.

Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook: A Guide to Weed Control in Non-Crop Aquatic and Bushland Situations, 6th Edition (Nov 2014)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

Salvinia Control Manual: Management and Control Options for Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) in Australia (Sep 2006)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.


A Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers. Aquatic Invasive Species Task Group.

An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada (Sep 2004; PDF | 569 KB)
Environment Canada. Biodiversity Convention Office.

Fisheries Management Plan for Fisheries Management Zone 17 (Nov 2009)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada).

Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan (2012; PDF | 2.89 MB)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Invasive Species Strategy for BC (British Columbia)
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.

Invasive Plant Strategy for British Columbia (PDF | 934 KB)
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.
Strategy developed in 2003. The Invasive Species Council is shifting its focus to include all invasive species, including invasive plants.

National Invasive Alien Species Strategy (2004)(Government of Canada Web archive)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Plant Health Division.

Management Guidelines for Invasive Alien Species in Canada's National Parks (Mar 1997)
Ecospherics Ethics.
Prepared for: Parks Canada. National Parks Branch.

Sustaining Biodiversity: A Strategic Plan for Managing Invasive Plants in Southern Ontario (2000; PDF |314 KB)
Ontario Invasive Plants Working Group.
Prepared by: Ontario Invasive Plants Working Group.


Invasive Species Action Plans
Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat.

Assessment to support continued development of the EU Strategy to combat invasive alien species (2010; PDF | 2.5 MB)
Institute for European Environmental Policy.
This study, prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy, analyses the policy baseline, and outlines priorities and components for an EU IAS Strategy. It includes a preliminary and indicative estimate of the level of costs associated with the proposed measures.

European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (Dec 5, 2003; PDF | 295 KB)
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.

EU Biodiversity Action Plan: Halting the Loss of Biodiversity by 2010 — and Beyond: Sustaining ecosystem services for human well–being (2006)
EUROPA. European Commission.

Finland's National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (Apr 2012; PDF | 2.38 MB)
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland.

Helping to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Non-native Species: Horticultural Code of Practice (Great Britain)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Invasive Species Management for Infrastructure Managers and the Construction Industry (Sep 2008; PDF | 397 KB)
Construction Industry Research and Information Association.
CIRIA 679 - publication available for purchase

Norwegian Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (May 2007)
Norway Ministry of the Environment.

Great Britain Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy (2015)
Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat.

An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Northern Ireland (May 2013; PDF | 1.21 MB)
Invasive Species Ireland.


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.

New Zealand

Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy
Auckland Regional Council.

Regional Pest Management Plan
Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Northland Regional Pest Management Strategies
Northland Regional Council.
Note (5/18/16): Council has resolved to extend the expiry date of the Regional Pest Management Strategies 2010-2015. All parts of the strategies remain operative and the strategies will now expire on 20 July 2016.

Regional Pest Management Strategy and Operational Plan
Marlborough District Council.

Pest Management Plan: Plan for the Management of Weeds and Pest Animals (Jun 2004; PDF | 2.56 MB)
Wellington City Council.

Strategic Plan for Managing Invasive Weeds (Oct 1998; PDF | 479 KB) and Animal Pests Publications and Weeds Publications
New Zealand Department of Conservation.

Pacific Islands

Guidelines for invasive species management in the Pacific: a Pacific strategy for managing pests, weeds and other invasive species (2009)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
See also: draft version -- Invasive species in the Pacific: A regional strategy (Jun 2000; PDF | 190 KB)

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