This Critical Situation Analysis (CSA) provides a comprehensive view of the occurrence, trends and distribution of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in The Bahamas. It evaluates gaps in existing institutional, legislative and policy frameworks. It also describes the profile of The Bahamas and includes The Bahamas National Protected Area System. The CSA contains information from the National Invasive Species Strategy (NISS) that was originally completed in 2003 and updated in 2013.
A total of 116 IAS have been identified for The Bahamas. They include plants, birds, terrestrial and aquatic species as well as microorganisms. Seven (7) plant and animal species have been targeted for eradication and 24 recommended for control. A management strategy has already been completed for the lionfish and a strategy is being developed for the newly identified cane toad, Rhinella marinus.
Read more: CSA Bahamas 2013 (PDF)