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IABIN Invasives Information Network Project - Jamaica (I3N - JA). Preparations. Lead Agency: Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism (JA CHM), Natural History Division, Institute of Jamaica Project Lead: Senior Research Officer - CHM Submitted application for the grant of US$12,000 to the USGS.

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IABIN Invasives Information Network Project - Jamaica (I3N - JA)


Preparations

  • Lead Agency: Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism (JA CHM), Natural History Division, Institute of Jamaica

  • Project Lead: Senior Research Officer - CHM

  • Submitted application for the grant of US$12,000 to the USGS


Approaches to date

  • Draft National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan

    Gaps and Challenges:

    * Inadequate information on the biology, distribution and the ecological and economical impacts of introduced alien species


Approaches to date(cont.)

* Greater control needed over the importation of agricultural plants & animals to prevent the introduction of harmful alien invasive species

  • Advisory Committee

    Representatives from the Ministries of Land & Environment and of Agriculture, University of the West Indies, National Working Group on Alien Invasive Species, Institute of Jamaica and the IABIN Focal Point


Some Proposed Project Activities

  • Questionnairre to assess the current status of invasive species information

    • There is existing data and information in Jamaica. However, it uncertain who are all the generators, holders and users of the data and information.

  • Workshop

    • Familiarize collaborators with the I3N - JA project and initiate the collection of data and information.


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