World Conservation Congress 2012: adoption of a motion on invasive alien species

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World Conservation Congress 2012: adoption of a motion on invasive alien species

During the World Conservation Congress 2012, the IUCN members’ assembly adopted a motion on invasive alien species entitled “Implementing the provisions on invasive alien species of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020”, which was supported by 100% of governments and 99% of NGOs voting.

This motion urges countries to identify invasive species for priority control, enforce stringent regulatory measures to prevent introduction of invasives, encourage voluntary measures and promote eradication campaigns.

Source:

UCN Motion 021:  Implementing the provisions on invasive alien species of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020. http://portals.iucn.org/docs/2012congress/motions/en/M-021-2012-EN.pdf