This site is a collaborative effort to provide information and to network on all aspects of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in the wider Caribbean.
Our aim is to be the “Caribbean’s premier place for information and action on IAS”.
The information available here represents the contribution of many scientists; national; regional and international organisations such as such as the project: Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC) funded by the Global Fund for the Environment (GEF) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the lead implementing agency and CAB International (CABI) with national executing agencies and partners in the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago; the Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum (CPHDF), among others.
Information is provided on all aspects of IAS form policies, strategies, best practices for prevention, control and management and when possible eradication. It will also give details on a range of IAS of importance to the Caribbean while highlighting the people and organisations that are pioneering the work with these species that can potentially threaten our health and livelihoods; disrupt both intra-regional and international trade and impact our environment by threatening native and endemic Caribbean biodiversity.
This website is now being expanded to allow for virtual networking on IAS by a grant (62318) from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.