Invasive Alien Species, ranging from disease and plants, to rats and goats, are one of the top three threats to life on this planet, according to a new publication coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), of which IUCN is a partner.
Most countries have made international commitments to tackle this threat, but only half have introduced relevant legislation and even fewer are taking adequate action on the ground.
22 Jan 2010 | International news release
IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has sent a strong message to the global community at the UNESCO launch of the International Year of Biodiversity in Paris. She says we are all responsible for today’s biodiversity crisis and we must take immediate action to stop it. …
21 Jan 2010 | News story
The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity. … | French | Spanish | Chinese
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