Invasive alien species: a threat to biodiversity

In light of the impact invasive alien species have, the Convention on Biological Diversity recognizes the importance of preventing the introduction of, and controlling or eradicating alien species which threaten ecosystems, habitats and native species. This brochure highlights the threat invasive alien species pose to biodiversity and what each of us can do to tackle the problem. Relevant to every type of ecosystem, the issue of invasive alien species is central to the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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