Refers to a species, subspecies or lower taxon, introduced outside its natural past or present distribution; includes any part, gametes, seeds, eggs, or propagules of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce;
Source: Convention on Biological Diversity (2002) COP 6 - Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Hague, Netherlands (7 - 19 April 2002). , Annex. Guiding Principles for the Prevention, Introduction and Mitigation of Impacts of Alien Species that Threaten Ecosystems, Habitats or Species.
Source URL: Decision VI/23. Alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species
Copyright: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme
Date of entry: 24/11/2006