Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Invasive alien plants: impacts on development and options for management.

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This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a whole. The particular value of classical biological control as a tool suitable for managing widespread i...

Chapter 8 (Page no: 124)

Prevention and related measures for invasive alien plants in India: policy framework and other initiatives.

This chapter focuses on the history and current status of the regulatory mechanisms and other initiatives in India that relate to preventive and related measures for invasive alien plants. The emphasis is on prevention because this is the most cost-effective means of reducing the threats of these invasive alien species. Naturally, much of this is embedded in or stems from the country's general regulatory framework development and actions. Lastly, the chapter outlines the need for a national strategy on IAS. However, as the national regulatory framework has, by necessity, needed to harmonize with some binding international agreements and conventions that contain provisions on regulation, a brief overview of these is given first.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1)
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Invasive alien plants as a constraint to development in tropical Asia: is there a crisis in the making? Author(s): Murphy, S. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18)
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Profile of an invasive plant: Mikania micrantha. Author(s): Ellison, C. A., Sankaran, K. V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) Social and economic implications of Mikania micrantha in the Kerala Western Ghats. Author(s): Anitha, V., Santheep, K. V., Jyotsna Krishnakumar
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39)
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Impacts and management options for Mikania micrantha in plantations. Author(s): Sankaran, K. V., Tjitrosemito, S., Sastroutomo, S. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59)
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Mikania micrantha: its status and impact on people and wildlife in Nepal. Author(s): Baral, H. S., Adhikari, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73)
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Impact and management of invasive alien plants in Pacific Island communities. Author(s): Orapa, W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109)
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Understanding the impact of invasive Mikania micrantha in shifting agriculture and its management through traditional ecological knowledge. Author(s): Ramakrishnan, P. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 138)
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Control options for invasive alien plants in agroforestry in the Asia-Pacific region. Author(s): Sankaran, K. V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 162)
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Classical biological control of Mikania micrantha: the sustainable solution. Author(s): Ellison, C. A., Cock, M. J. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 191)
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Policy frameworks for the implementation of a classical biological control strategy: the Chinese experience. Author(s): Ding JianQing
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 206)
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Policy frameworks for the implementation of a classical biological control strategy: the Indian experience. Author(s): Rabindra, R. J., Kumar, P. S., Verghese, A.