Promoting international coordination on invasive species
Description: Promoting cooperation between international bodies and other relevant international and regional binding and non-binding instruments, such as the [Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals], the [Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora], the [Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar)], the [Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats], the [International Plant Protection Convention] and regional plant protection organizations, [Codex Alimentarius], [DIVERSITAS], the [Office International des Epizooties], the [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization], with the aim of coordinating work on alien invasive species.
Context: States should support the development of database(s), such as that currently under development by the Global Invasive Species Programme, for compilation and dissemination of information on alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species, to be used in the context of any prevention, introduction and mitigation activities. This information should include incident lists, information on taxonomy and ecology of invasive species and on control methods, whenever available. The wide dissemination of this information, as well as national, regional and international guidelines, procedures and recommendations such as those being compiled by the Global Invasive Species Programme should also be facilitated through, inter alia, the [Convention on Biological Diversity] clearing-house mechanism.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies