Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Invasive Species Compendium dissemination activities in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Infographic of Significant Outcomes

Infographic showing the attendance and outcomes of workshops in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions

Workshops

In a three-year action contracted by the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Environment or Climate Action, Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Including Energy (ENRTP), six workshops were held in each of 2012 and 2014 (12 workshops in total) aimed at increasing the use and relevance of the Invasive Species Compendium to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

In 2012 workshops were held in Cuba, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Uganda and Zambia and, in 2014, Antigua, Fiji, Jamaica, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

In total, 177 stakeholders representing 58 ACP countries were trained in the use of the Compendium and received training materials to enable them to train colleagues. The workshops also explored specific applications of the Compendium for these participants. Nine participants have also contributed significantly to the Compendium by authoring or reviewing and updating species datasheets.

Content Development

In Workshops held in 2012, participants analysed the content of the ISC against their national lists of invasive species, or their own knowledge of invasive species causing problems in their country. In this way gaps in coverage of species of particular relevance to ACP countries were identified and prioritized for coverage through the ISC’s updating activities.

As a result of the ‘gap analyses’ exercises; 39 species identified as important to the Caribbean, 46 to African, and 42 to Pacific have been covered in the Compendium as Full datasheets. In total, 118 species datasheets (some species overlapping the three regions) have been covered in the Compendium out of 355 species identified as missing as a result of the workshops in 2012. Species of interest to ACP countries continue to be prioritized highly in updating and content development activities.

Newsletters

Progress in improving in the ISC coverage of relevance to Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific are summarised in four-monthly newsletters. The latest editions of “ISC Africa News, “ISC Caribbean News” and “ISC Pacific News” can be downloaded below.

 

ISC Africa News

ISC Caribbean News

ISC Pacific News

 

ISC Africa News

 

ISC Caribbean News

 

ISC Pacific News

If you would like to be added to the distribution list for any of these newsletters, please contact us at compend@cabi.org

Some of the datasheets that have been added as a direct result of this action:

 

Datasheet Type

Species

Region

Arthropod

Aleurotrachelus atratus (palm-infesting whitefly)

Africa

Arthropod

Calacarus carinatus (purple tea mite)

Africa

Arthropod

Thaumastocoris peregrinus (bronze bug)

Africa

Vertebrate

Astatoreochromis alluaudi (Alluaud's haplo)

Africa

Vertebrate

Protopterus aethiopicus (marbled lungfish)

Africa

Vertebrate

Schilbe mystus (African butter catfish)

Africa

Vertebrate

Varanus niloticus (Nile Monitor)

Africa

Weed

Acacia hockii

Africa

Weed

Cymbopogon nardus (citronella grass)

Africa

Weed

Datura ferox (fierce thornapple)

Africa

Weed

Opuntia monacantha (common prickly pear)

Africa

Weed

Paspalidium geminatum (Egyptian paspalidium)

Africa

Weed

Passiflora caerulea (blue passionflower)

Africa

Weed

Tithonia diversifolia (Tithonia)

Africa

Weed

Xanthium spinosum (bathurst burr)

Africa

Weed

Tradescantia zebrina

Africa / Caribbean / Pacific

Weed

Castilla elastica (Mexican rubber tree)

Africa / Pacific

Vertebrate

Amphisbaena fuliginosa (speckled worm lizard)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Anolis extremus (Barbados anole)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Anolis trinitatis (St Vincent bush anole)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Anolis wattsi (Watts’ anole)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Iguana iguana (iguana)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Pantherophis guttatus (corn snake)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Psittacus erithacus (African grey parrot)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Sphaerodactylus vincenti (Saint Vincent dwarf gecko)

Caribbean

Vertebrate

Streptopelia decaocto (Eurasian collared-dove)

Caribbean

Weed

Amaranthus dubius (Spleen amaranth)

Caribbean

Weed

Callisia fragrans (basket plant)

Caribbean

Weed

Asclepias curassavica (bloodflower)

Caribbean / Pacific

Weed

Callisia fregrans (basketplant)

Caribbean / Pacific

Weed

Coccinia grandis (scarlet-fruited ivy gourd)

Caribbean / Pacific

Weed

Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry)

Caribbean / Pacific

Weed

Eugenia uniflora (Surinam cherry)

Caribbean/Pacific

Weed

Piper auritum

Pacific