Invasive alien species: a toolkit of best prevention and management practice

Invasive alien species: a toolkit of best prevention and management practice

Ideas and examples on how to address alien invasive species

This online toolkit was developed using comments and experience of participants in a number of conferences. The toolkit is intended to be global in its applicability, although there is a small island focus, recognizing that the impact of invasive alien species on biodiversity is greater in small island systems. The authors state that the toolkit will need to be locally adapted for different countries or regions.

The toolkit is laid out as follows:

  • an opening introduction chapter
  • building strategy and policy, i.e. how to develop national plans and support for them
  • methods for prevention of invasive species and the risk-analysis process
  • methods for early detection of new invasive species
  • a broad review of different management approaches
  • thoughts on how to use the toolkit

The kit uses case studies throughout and differentiates between various biomes and species. [Adapted from authors]

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