By R Wittenberg, Matthew J W Cock
Human actions have contributed to the distribution of many plant, animal and microbial species to elements of the realm the place they don't seem to be local. This unfold of alien species may have devastating effects on local biodiversity. Examples comprise alien mammals eating local plants and alien bugs spreading viruses, in addition to vegetation comparable to water hyacinth, which has prompted significant difficulties to waterways whilst brought from South America.The international Invasive Species Programme (GISP) used to be verified to handle issues with alien invasive species, formulated within the conference on organic range. GISP is coordinated by:the medical Committee on difficulties of our surroundings (SCOPE)the international Conservation Union (IUCN)CAB InternationalIts target is to enhance prevention and administration of organic invasions, and this booklet represents a key end result. it's been assembled by means of a staff of foreign specialists. positive aspects include:case stories from world wide, with a few emphasis on islandsa concentrate on biodiversity, yet with a few attention of conventional agriculture and forestryadvice on nationwide administration plans, together with threat research.
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In German). html Information about selected alien invertebrates, which are in, or that might/would be invasive or harmful if they reached, Hawaii. html The North American Non-Indigenous Arthropod Database contains data so far captured from diverse resources for 2,273 species of nonindigenous insects and arachnids. html Information on non-indigenous species in Germany, with a particular focus on biology and genetics of the invaders. (In German). htm Lists of alien arthropod species found in Florida and some graphs illustrating the facts of invasions.
Au/progserv/Plants/weeds/ Provides information on weeds and links. edu/ US INVADERS Database System for early detection, alert, and tracking of invasive alien plants and weedy natives. edu/ Database on weeds, including control methods, hosted by The Nature Conservancy. edu/bcontrol/ Biological control of non-indigenous species. html The California Environment Resources Evaluation System (CERES): information on weeds. za/Projects/wfw/ The Working for Water programme, Republic of South Africa – provides information on management of invasive alien plant species.
Htm JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee Directory of Introduced Species in Great Britain is a database of non-native marine species maintained by The Joint Nature Conservation Committee of Great Britain. mil/hq/g-m/mso/ US Coast Guard Ballast Water Management Programme: Ballast water regulations; enforcement policies; exotic species information. html Information on non-indigenous species in the Gulf of Mexico and ballast water. org/ Sea Grant Non-indigenous Species website. edu/ Information on marine bioinvasions from the Washington Sea Grant.