Global Invasive Partnership launched at COP11
CABI to join invasive species partnership GIASIP at COP 11.
On Wednesday 10 October the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIP) is to be officially launched at the Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) annual event COP11.
GIASIP, whose overall goal is to promote knowledge exchange on Invasive Alien Species (IAS), will provide a platform to promote international collaboration across a range of global partners. The partnership will look to connect providers and users of information services on IAS across a global network to help communicate issues to combat the environmental impact posed by such species. By entering the partnership, CABI will join a host of other collaborators from high-level intergovernmental organizations to local and indigenous communities across the world who are committed to control IAS.
In line with the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 taken from the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, a 10 year plan which looks to identify and prioritise methods to eradicate the threats posed by invasive species, GIASIP will be well positioned to enable governments and other authoritative bodies to make informed management decisions to minimise IAS impacts.
Following the organisational workshop conducted in July at London's Natural History Museum, the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) will unite collaborators and officially form the GIASIP partnership. With increasing globalization and transport links exacerbating the IAS issue such a partnership will look to protect the delicate ecosystems and habitats across the world.