High level event on invasive species at European Parliament – Feb 21st

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Biodiversity’s Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

28 January 2013 | News story

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb Photo: IUCN/Liza Drius

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).

Full details including agenda, list of those intervening and to register to participate go to: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/our_work/invasive_species/?11772/Biodiversitys-Ticking-Time-Bomb

Dr. Joe Caffrey from Invasive Species Ireland will be presenting a talk on

The challenges and opportunities of Member States in implementing EU legal measures: the example of Ireland