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Invasive species data
Invasive species are the biggest driving force of species extinction after habitat loss, overexploitation and pollution. Currently there is little easily accessible knowledge on the role of invasive species and their management in order to prevent or slow the decline of species. Taking the USA as...
Toolkits for invasive plants in Laikipia, Kenya
Invasive species pose the second greatest threat, after habitat destruction, to biodiversity resources and livelihoods. East Africa’s biodiversity resources are now under threat from the spread of invasive alien plants. A number of exotic plant species introduced to Laikipia County, Kenya, have...
Action on Invasives
Increased global trade has an unfortunate side effect – the rapid spread of invasive species. Imported plants, insects and pathogens can all have an adverse impact on human, animal, agricultural and environmental health.  Invasive species are estimated to cost the global economy over US$1.4...
Woody weeds in East Africa
Many exotic trees and shrubs have been introduced into Africa, but a few have escaped cultivation and become destructive alien invasive species reducing native biodiversity and limiting the livelihoods of those that live in rural communities. Woody species such as invasive Prosopis spp, Lantana...
Toolkits for invasive plants in East Africa
Many exotic plants introduced to East Africa have subsequently escaped cultivation and become naturalized and/ or invasive reducing biodiversity and negatively impacting livelihoods. Invasive alien plants out-compete indigenous species, often resulting in serious changes to the structure and...
Managing invasive species in selected forest ecosystems of South East Asia
Invasive alien species (IAS) are, after habitat destruction, the second biggest threat to biodiversity worldwide. Invasive alien species are significantly affecting local and global biodiversity in South East Asia, invading and threatening forest habitats and the species that live in them. They are...
Rescuing and restoring the native flora of Robinson Crusoe Island
Robinson Crusoe Island has one of the highest densities of endemic plants in the world. However of its 213 native and endemic species 108 are currently endangered and/ or rare and 14 have fewer than ten individuals growing in the wild. Two out of five of Robinson Crusoe Islands’ native species are...
Measuring the livelihood impacts of invasive alien species in East Africa
Invasive alien plant species have a negative impact on biodiversity and the rural communities who depend on the natural resources around them for their survival. Although a lot is known about the biodiversity impacts of these introduced species, little is known about the livelihood impacts that...
Controlling wild ginger
Many species in the Zingiberaceae family have been widely used throughout history. Root ginger for instance, has been cultivated across Asia both for its medicinal and its culinary properties. The genus Hedychium however has long been used as an ornamental plant due to its heady perfume and...
Biological control of Himalayan balsam
Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) has rapidly become one of the UK's most invasive weed species, colonising river banks, waste ground and damp woodlands. It successfully competes with native plant species for space, light, nutrients and pollinators, and excludes other plant growth, thereby...