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.
Gaps and Challenges:
* Inadequate information on the biology, distribution and the ecological and economical impacts of introduced alien species
* Greater control needed over the importation of agricultural plants & animals to prevent the introduction of harmful alien invasive species
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