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Webinar – Removal of Invasive Species from Islas Cabritos, Dominican Republic, Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

Webinar – Removal of Invasive Species from Islas Cabritos, Dominican Republic, Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

FREE Webinar: Removal of Invasive Species from Islas Cabritos, Dominican Republic, Lessons Learnt and Best Practices Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:00 PM AST, END 4:20 PM Join the experts from The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, Island Conservation and the Ornithological Society of Hispaniola as they speak about the removal of invasive species from […]

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Applications now open for new ICM degree from CABI and University of Neuchatel

CABI and the University of Neuchatel are now accepting applications for a unique new degree programme in Integrated Crop Management (ICM). Students from around the world will come to Canton Jura, Switzerland to learn from experts about sustainable agriculture strategies to apply in practice and policy back home. Scholarship opportunities are available to help this […]

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Don’t Pack a Pest

Don’t Pack a Pest

Unsuspecting travellers bring in plants, animals, animal products, food and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases. “Don’t Pack a Pest” is the result of partnership between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve […]

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7th Meeting of the Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum

Objective: To provide participants with an overview of phytosanitary principles to better enable their countries to safeguard against invasive species from a regulatory standpoint, while competing in the international marketplace. The meeting provides a forum for establishing a much needed technical advisory group comprised of the CARICOM Chief Plant Health Directors. This group will make […]

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UNEP CEP to Develop First Regional State of the Marine Environment Report for the Caribbean Sea

UNEP CEP to Develop First Regional State of the Marine Environment Report for the Caribbean Sea

As countries “Raised their Voices and Not the Sea Level” in celebration of World Environment Day, and commemorated World Oceans Day under the theme “Together We Have the Power to Protect the Oceans”, UNEP’s Caribbean Environment Programme has committed to develop the first State of Marine Environment Report for the Caribbean Sea.  Read more: UNEP […]

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question mark What are IAS?

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are organisms whose introduction and/or spread impacts human health and well being; disrupts trade and threaten biological diversity.
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Major Threats

Currently, the following threats pose a serious risk to biodiversity

Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail

Lionfish

Lionfish

Red Palm Mite

Red Palm Mite




Caribbean Working Groups

Currently in the Caribbean, three (3) distinct Invasive Alien Species (IAS) working groups have been established to address mitigation of Invasive Alien Species. These groups encompass the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, The Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

MTIASIC (Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species)

CISWIG (Caribbean Invasive Species Working Group)

CPHD (Caribbean Plant Health Directors)



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Species to be Aware of

Red Palm Mite

Red Palm Mite

Lionfish

Lionfish

Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail

Frosty Pod Rot

Frosty Pod Rot

White Top

White Top

Green Mussels

Green Mussels

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Legislation and Policy Issues

Currently model state law is being drafted for invasive species detection, control, and management. This model state law provides the statutory framework for a comprehensive program to address invasive non-native species.


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