Invasive Alien Species

Invasive Alien Species

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Human activities have contributed to the distribution of many plant, animal and microbial species to parts of the world where they are not native. This spread of alien species can have devastating consequences on native biodiversity. The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) was established to address concerns with alien invasive species, formulated in the Convention on Biological Diversity. GISP is coordinated by: the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), CAB International. Its goal is to improve prevention and management of biological invasions, and this book represents a key outcome. It has been assembled by a team of international experts. Features include: -case studies from around the globe, with some emphasis on islands -a focus on biodiversity, but with some consideration of traditional agriculture -advice on national management plans, including risk analysis.This a#39;how toa#39; clean up manual covers everything from how to clean soil out of the tyres of graders to where insects can lodge in an Unimog. It has photographs of all the Army vehicles and equipment with diagrams on how and where to cleananbsp;...


Title:Invasive Alien Species
Author: Rüdiger Wittenberg, Matthew J. W. Cock, Global Invasive Species Programme
Publisher:CABI - 2001
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