Invasive Alien Species

Inter-agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species

The general purpose of the Liaison Group is to facilitate cooperation among relevant organizations to support measures to prevent the introduction and mitigate the impacts of invasive alien species. In the period up to 2020 the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and in particular Aichi Target 9, will provide the main focus of the work of this group. See Terms of Reference for the Inter-agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species.

Specifically, the Liaison Group will aim:
  1. To address the gaps and inconsistencies in the international regulatory frameworks for the prevention, control and eradication of invasive alien species;
  2. To promote inter-sectoral cooperation and capacity development activities for the prevention, control and mitigation of invasive alien species;
  3. To raise awareness across the multiple sectors on the impacts of invasive alien species and on the best practices for addressing the issue;
  4. To promote cooperation at all levels, and specifically at the national level, through each organization’s national and regional focal points or the equivalents;
  5. To promote cooperation in the gathering, access and use of relevant and reliable information.

Liaison Group Meetings

The secretariats of the following international organizations participate in the liaison group as core members:
  • The Centre for Agricultural Biosciences International (CABI)
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
  • The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)
  • The World Customs Organization (WCOOMD)
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO)