Invasive alien species (IAS) are alien (non-native) species whose introduction and/or spread threaten biological diversity. They are among the top drivers of biological diversity loss worldwide and place substantial constraints on sustainable development.
The National Invasive Alien Species Strategy and Action Plan (NIASSAP) aims to guide the work of the government of Jamaica and collaborators in their efforts to minimize the impact of IAS during the period 2014-2020. The NIASSAP serves as Output 1 of Jamaica’s contribution to the Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean project (MTIASIC). It is also the ‘Alien Invasive Species Management Plan’ identified as a high priority project in the country’s 2003 National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).
Read more: NIASSAP 2014-2020 (PDF)