This Pet Trade Pathway Toolkit is the first output under Jamaica’s 2014-2020 National Invasive Alien Species Strategy and Action Plan (NIASSAP). It was developed through a multi-stakeholder consultation process, and is intended for use by the government in cooperation with partners in the private and non-profit sectors.
Although the primary motivation for the Toolkit is to minimise the impact of IAS on Jamaica’s environment and natural resource-based economy, addressing the pet trade pathway has direct benefits for animal welfare and human livelihoods. Thus, the statement on the cover of the Toolkit that reads: “Safeguarding pets. Protecting Biodiversity & Human Livelihoods.” These additional benefits will be discussed in detail at the end of the Introduction.
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