Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network

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This portal aims to be the premier source on Caribbean Invasive Alien Species. Originally launched in 2010, the Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network has been relaunched to continue addressing the detrimental impacts of invasive alien species on the Caribbean. It is a collaboration of national, regional and international organisations engaged in the field of invasive alien species control, whose objective is to reduce the potential threat posed by IAS to health and livelihoods; to intra-regional and international trade; and to the Caribbean’s endemic biodiversity and priceless ecosystems.  

The initial effort was funded by cash contributions from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United States Department of Agriculture. Many other entities shared information including:

  • The Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum (CPHD Forum) , established  by the USDA APHIS and CARICOM;
  • Lead implementing agency for Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with funding by the GEF;
  • Centre for Agriculture and Bio-Sciences International (CABI) as the lead executing agency; and
  • Caribbean Invasive Species Working Group (CISWIG), led by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute and the CARICOM Secretariat.

This website provides details on a range of IAS confronting the region and documents some of the key actions being undertaken by stakeholders to address the IAS issue. It is again being funded by the GEF under the project “Preventing the Costs of IAS in Barbados and the OECS”.

We invite you to bookmark as a one-stop, invaluable resource for staying abreast of developments regarding IAS in the Caribbean.