Melodie McGeoch

January 24, 2018

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Harmonised, representative data on the state of biological invasions remain inadequate at country and global scales, particularly for taxa that affect biodiversity and ecosystems. Information is not readily available in a form suitable for policy and reporting. The Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) provides the first country-wise checklists of introduced (naturalised) and invasive species. GRIIS was conceived to provide a sustainable platform for information delivery to support national governments. We outline the rationale and methods underpinning GRIIS, to facilitate transparent, repeatable analysis and reporting. Twenty country checklists are presented as exemplars; GRIIS Checklists for close to all countries globally will be submitted through the same process shortly. Over 11000 species records are currently in the 20 country exemplars alone, with environmental impact evidence for just over 20% of these. GRIIS provides significant support for countries to identify and prioritise invasive alien species, and establishes national and global baselines. In future this will enable a global system for sustainable monitoring of trends in biological invasions that affect the environment.

BLOG

http://bit.ly/2F4f5cT

PAPER

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.202

GRIIS

http://griis.org/

CHECKLISTS

https://www.gbif.org/dataset/search?publishing_org=cdef28b1-db4e-4c58-aa71-3c5238c2d0b5

GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY(GBIF) PRESS RELEASE

https://www.gbif.org/news/80f4taFSTu8kgkMU2qcqe/national-alien-species-lists-published-through-gbif

IUCN PRESS RELEASE

and by IUCN

https://www.iucn.org/news/species/201801/iucn-contributes-new-paper-which-aims-help-combat-invasive-alien-species

The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/23/new-global-registry-of-invasive-species-is-milestone-in-protecting-biodiversity

Introducing the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species
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