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BEST Commission (2003), The National Invasive Species Strategy for The Bahamas . BEST, Nassau, The Bahamas, 34 pp. The National Invasive Species Strategy (NISS) project was developed in 2002 and jointly funded by the Bahamas Government and the Environment Project Fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government. The Project facilitates the assessment of the current mechanisms existing in the Bahamas to address the invasive species issue while enabling increased public awareness and involvement in the process. The project has resulted in the development of awareness materials that will hopefully be of benefit, not only to the Bahamas, but also to other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). BEST Commission (2003) March 30, 2014
2002. Draft National Biosecurity Strategy (NBS) The Commonwealth of Bahamas The project endeavoured to build national capacity for decision-making with respect to Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) through mechanisms such as screening notifications and risk assessments.
It also sought to increase public awareness on biotechnology and biosafety issues. The national Biosafety framework a national policy on biosafety and biosecurity. Such policies did not previously exist.
March 30, 2014
2004. Dominican Republic. Mitigating the threat of Invasive Aliens Species in the Insular Caribbean In the Dominican Republic this Project has as its main objective to increase the approach to tackling Invasive Alien Species(IAS) through strengthening existing national measures and through the promotion of a cooperation framework to develop strategies for the entire Caribbean
March 30, 2014
Brochure on Frosty Pod Rot Frosty pod rot of cocoa is caused by the fungus, Moniliophthora roreri and is one of the most devastating diseases of cocao. The disease affects the fruits/pods and seeds of Theobroma cacao and other wild cocoa relatives Herrania and Theobroma species March 30, 2014
GEF Frosty Fod Rot Brochure Information on Distribution, Methods of Spread and Impacts are presented in this brochure March 30, 2014
Ramnanan N., D. Francis, 2010. In a Nut shell, Invasion of Alien Species In a Nutshell series is designed to contribute to the need for enhancing the supply of and access to information for development. It introduces and provides general information
about critical topics to promote awarenesss, stimulate interest and inform ordinary people on issues and topics of importance to sustainable development of agriculture and rural livelihoods in Caribbean countries
Ramnanan N., D. Francis March 30, 2014
Jamaica Project Profile: ” Mitigating the threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean” Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a major threat to the vulnerable marine, freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity. IAS are a major interest to the Island of Jamaica as they pose a direct threat to the high level of biodiversity the Island enjoys. Jamaica’s industries are centred on the country’s biodiversity. As such a decrease in biodiversity threatens the livelihood of fishers, farmers, and persons employed to the tourism industry. Negative impact on these industries as
a result of IAS will result in a significant reduction in Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP).
March 30, 2014
Townsend S., 2010. Jamaica National Invasive Species Strategy This document is intended to identify and outline a strategic direction for the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica’s environmental regulatory body to develop an effective National Strategy for the prevention, control, management and where possible eradication of invasive alien species (IAS) which threaten the viability of native species. Townsend S. March 31, 2014
Poster: Red Palm Mite Threatens Moriche and Coconut Palms in Nariva swamp The moriche palm is a food for macaw and parrots. The decline in the moriche palm as a result of the red palm mite has caused the migration of these birds away from these sites. March 31, 2014
Nelsa English. 2010. Outline of the Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species in the insular Caribbean (MTIASIC) Project Lionfish Pilot Project Through the Lionfish Pilot, NEPA with its partnering organizations including the UWI Mona Center for Marine Sciences (CMS), Jamaica Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the Fisheries Division and Local NGOs will be working to increase the country’s ability to manage the lionfish population within the Island. Nelsa English (2010) March 31, 2014
“Velda Ferguson-Dewsbury.2010. Brochure: Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC): A Trinidad Perspective.” The project seeks to broaden the existing framework to deal with IAS in Trinidad and Tobago and network with other Caribbean Islands under the mandate of capacity building.
Other countries in the region involved in the project are Bahamas, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia.
Velda Ferguson-Dewsbury (2010) March 31, 2014
Velda Ferguson-Dewsbury. 2010. Poster: Mitigating the threat of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC): A Trinidad Perspective. The project aims to broaden the approach to dealing with invasive alien species in the Caribbean by strengthening existing national capacity and measures by fostering regional cooperation frameworks through which Caribbean wide strategies will be developed.
The countries involved in the project are Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Velda Ferguson-Dewsbury (2010) March 31, 2014
St. Lucia profile. Mitiagating the threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean. In Saint Lucia the project seeks to develop a National Invasive Species Strategy that will provide a guide to comprehensively address the issue of IAS in terrestrial, fresh water and marine ecosystems. Similarly Saint Lucia is actively participating in the activities to develop a regional Invasive Species Strategy. The project will also engage in a range of activities to raise awareness of the issue of IAS and their impacts in Saint Lucia. March 31, 2014
Trinidad Profile. Mitigating the threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean In Trinidad and Tobago through the implementation of this project the country aims to broaden its approach to dealing with IAS, by strengthening existing national measures and fostering regional cooperation frameworks. Along with participation in the development of national and regional strategies, Trinidad and Tobago will also address three of its most pressing IAS problems Perna viridis (Green Mussel) Red Palm mite, and Frosty pod rot through pilot projects relating to prevention, management and eradication. April 1, 2014
Hannah Dupal- Romain. 2010. Beetles in Lumber at Port Castries. A shipment of lumber that arrived at Port Castries had some strange beetles. They were on a shipment of Caribbean Pine originating in Honduras, The beetles were identified as belonging to the family lathriididae. Hannah Dupal- Romain (2010) April 1, 2014
Ulrike Krauss 2010. Integrated Management of the Invasive Cocoa pathogen Moniliopthora roreri. This Powepoint presentation is focused on the Integrated management of frosty pod rot in Cocoa. Ulrike Krauss (2010) April 1, 2014
M. Kairo and B. Ali 2011. Invasive Species Threats to the Caribbean Region. The project reported here represents the first concerted attempt to collate and synthesise information on threats posed by invasive species in the insular Caribbean. The synthesis was based on direct interaction and input from a range of stakeholder throughout the region. With few
such as Cuba and the Netherlands Antilles, it is anticipated that the views expressed are largely representative of the regional status of invasive species issues.
M. Kairo and B. Ali (2011) April 1, 2014
K. Swinnerton, M. Pott and T. Hall. 2010. Restoration of Isla Cabritos for the protection of Ricord’s Iguana and Rhinoceros Iguana Isla Cabritos and Lago Enriquillo National Park is an internationally recognised site for its unique and abundant it biodiversity. Isla Cabritos supports two populations of threatened Cyclura rock iguanas, the only viable population of the American crocodile. Enriquillo lake provides habitat for ibises, egrets, herons and numerous other shore birds including the West Indian Whisltling duck and the Caribbean Flamingo. K. Swinnerton, M. Pott and T. Hall. (2010) April 1, 2014
Brent Theophille, Diana Francis and Naitram Ramnanan. 2010. Workshop Report.Development of a Regional IAS Strategy and Building Capacity to Measure IAS impacts in the Caribbean. Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a major threat to the vulnerable marine, freshwater, terrestrial biodiversity of Caribbean islands and to the people depending on this
biodiversity for their livelihoods. Caribbean states have recognised the need for a regional strategy and expressed strong interest in linking their national efforts in
implementing Article 8(h) of the Convention on Bio-diversity (CBD) to mitigate the threats of IAS in the Caribbean: they are also contracting parties to several other
international instruments addressing IAS threats.
Brent Theophille, Diana Francis and Naitram Ramnanan (2010) April 1, 2014
Perry Polar and Ulrike Krauss. 2008. Status of International Legislative Framework for the Management of invasive Alien Species in the wider Caribbean region. An invasive alien species (IAS) is an alien species, i.e; a species occuring outside its normal distribution, which becomes established in natural or semi-natural ecosystems or habitats, is an agent of change, and threatens native bioogical diversity. IAS introductions are international in character, hence development of the international legislative framework through global, regional or bilateral agreements is useful to prevent or minimize unwanted introductions and provide mechanisms for control or eradication. Internationally agreed instruments and provide mechanisms for control or eradication. Perry Polar and Ulrike Krauss (2008) April 1, 2014