Saint Lucia: NISS Terrestrial Ecosystems

NISS Terrestrial SpeciesAndrew, G.M., John, L. (2010). Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis. National Invasive Species Strategy for Saint Lucia. Consultancy reports under the project “Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean”, Project No. GFL / 2328 – 2713-4A86, GF-1030-09-03, pp. 36.
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis assesses the capacity of Saint Lucia to manage invasive alien species in terrestrial ecosystems. It reviews the presence of terrestrial IAS in St. Lucia, as well as the potential of new species to arrive and threaten terrestrial biodiversity in the country. Various agencies (Government, non-Government, community-based, donor and volunteer) are either mandated or permitted to contribute to the monitoring of IAS and their impacts. National and regional policies, legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks that facilitate management and control of IAS are reviewed. Legislative, informational and institutional gaps, inadequacies and conflicts that serve as barriers to effective control of terrestrial IAS in Saint Lucia are identified.

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