Invasive Alien Species In Guyana: Assessment Report, National Strategy And Action Plan
IAS have major impacts globally and represent a serious threat to Guyana’s environment and economy, affecting biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, agricultural productivity, economic activities, trade, and human health and well-being.
Some progress has been made in Guyana towards managing IAS in the past. The Carambola fruit fly (Bactrocera carambolae), detected in 1993 at Orealla; was eradicated with success in 1998 with the combined use of Integrated Pest Management, quarantine restrictions and public awareness campaigns.
This Consultancy was aimed at undertaking an inventory and an assessment of the impacts of IAS in Guyana (Appendix I). The report documents what is known of the current status of IAS in Guyana as a starting point for developing a National IAS Strategy and Action Plan to address IAS threats and thus contribute to Guyana’s long-term sustainable development.