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National Database on Alien Invasive Species IABIN Invasives Information Network Project - Jamaica (I3N - JA). Background Information. National Alien Invasive Species Information Project (I3N – JA) is the Jamaican node of a regional effort.

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National Database on Alien Invasive SpeciesIABIN Invasives Information Network Project - Jamaica (I3N - JA)


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Background Information

  • National Alien Invasive Species Information Project (I3N – JA) is the Jamaican node of a regional effort.

  • This Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) effort seeks to identify information needs and gaps on invasive species in 13 countries.

  • I3N – JA Objective: to locate, systematically document and provide electronic access to sources of information on alien invasive species issues.

  • Jamaica received US$12,000.00 through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with support from the Environmental Diplomacy Fund of the U.S. State Department.

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Summary on I3N – JA

  • 1. I3N – JA is managed by the Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism (JA CHM) located at the Natural History Division, Institute of Jamaica.

    The JA CHM is the national biodiversity information network established through a U.N. treaty on biodiversity.

  • Collaboration with various government and non-government agencies through an advisory committee.

  • Project outputs available online at:

    www. jamaicachm.org.jm/inv_I3N_JA.htm.

    These outputs include 1) I3N-JA Technical Report

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Summary on I3N – JA (cont.)

2 Educational

Brochure

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Summary on I3N – JA (cont.)

3. The I3N-JA Database has catalogues on:

i) Invasive species

ii) Resource persons involved in invasive species research and management

iii) Bibliography on alien invasive species publications

iv) Invasive species projects

Catalogues URL:

www.jamaicachm.org.jm/Catalogue/I3N-JA_Clgue.htm

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Collaborating Local Agencies/Entities

  • Institute of Jamaica

  • National Environment & Planning Agency

  • Veterinary Division

  • Plant Quarantine Division

  • Forestry Department

  • University of the West Indies

  • BirdLife Jamaica

  • Ministry of Agriculture’s Library

  • Scientific Research Council’s Documentation Centre

    THE END

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