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IABIN Invasive Species Information Network (I3N). Christine Fournier I3N Coordinator. 6 th IABIN Council Meeting Bayahibe, Dominican Republic July 14, 2009. I3N Network and Participants. 20 active countries National Leads in each country Capacity building through grants

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Christine fournier i3n coordinator

IABIN Invasive Species Information Network (I3N)

Christine Fournier

I3N Coordinator

6th IABIN Council Meeting

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

July 14, 2009


I3n network and participants

I3N Network and Participants

  • 20 active countries

  • National Leads in each country

  • Capacity building through grants

  • and training for sharing data

  • Coordinated by the

  • US Geological Survey (USGS)


Collaboration support

Collaboration/Support

  • Instituto Horus, CRIA (Brazil)

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

  • IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

    • Global Invasive Species Database (New Zealand)

  • National Biological Information Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey, USAID, US State Department (USA)

  • NatureServe

  • TNC South America Invasive Species Program

  • 18 governments supporting national I3N leads

  • BioNET

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

  • GEKKO/Universidad del Sur (Argentina)

  • Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)

    • (Denmark, Argentina, Great Britain, Malaysia, China, Morocco, Zambia, New Zealand, Germany, USA)

  • Guyra Paraguay (Paraguay)

  • InBio (Costa Rica)

  • Institute of Jamaica (Jamaica)

The CBD “… welcomes the ‘I3N’ … and calls on the Global Environment Facility, Parties, Governments, and relevant organizations to support and participate in these initiatives” (Decision VI/23)


Capacity building

Capacity building

  • Country Invasives Database

  • Content building grants

  • Tools for Decision Making

  • Training workshop module

Water Hyacinth

V. Dalke


Tools and services

Tools and Services

  • Tools for creating/exporting/displaying standardized databases

    • invasive species lists, characteristics, experts, projects

  • Information standards and guidance

  • Bilingual search tool for national inventories

    • Cross-country search and display (beta)

  • Internet hosting of national inventories and publications at no charge

  • Content-rich bilingual web site

  • Listserv

  • Concepts/informatics training module

    • Spanish, English

G. Wilburn

Zebra Mussel


Database characteristics

Database Characteristics

  • Microsoft Access 2000 and Web interface

    (templates for countries)

    • Converting to Open Source in 2009 (PHP and MySQL)

    • Add marine fields and terminology

    • Add integrated mapping tool and quality control

  • Spanish, Portuguese, and English versions

  • Detailed user manuals

  • Controlled vocabulary (GISIN, GISD)

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) as taxonomic authority

  • Dublin Core Metadata Standard

  • XML export function for exporting data to other databases


Search the databases

Search the Databases


Risk analysis and pathways tool

Risk Analysis and Pathways Tool

  • Supports prevention, early detection, and control

  • Based on 28 criteria in 3 categories

  • Uses I3N controlled vocabulary

  • Enables governments to determine management priorities based on I3N data

  • Results can be used in national IAS strategies, reports and policy development


I3n activities 2008 2009

I3N Activities 2008-2009

  • Workshops 2008-2009

  • - Venezuela

  • - Panama

  • - El Salvador

  • - Guatemala

  • - Honduras

  • Websites in Development

  • Bolivia

  • Chile

  • Dominican Republic

  • El Salvador

  • Peru

  • Venezuela

Joel Rotunda

Lionfish


Sustainability and fundraising

Invasive Species Port Learning Network

UNEP Biosafety/Biosecurity Project

Seeking other collaborative opportunities to grow the network and apply data in decision making

Sustainability and Fundraising

Japanese Honeysuckle

Z. Sutherland


Christine fournier i3n coordinator

http://i3n.iabin.net

  • I3N Coordinator

    • Christine Fournier [email protected]

  • I3N Tools Representatives

    • Silvia [email protected]

    • Sergio [email protected]

  • I3N-US LeadAnnie [email protected]

Purple Loosestrife

J. Forman Orth


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