Pledge against invasive species has ‘moral weight’

A global commitment endorsed by 33 non-governmental and state organizations has called for action to prioritize the control and eradication of invasive alien species (IAS), a key factor in the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide.

The so-called Honolulu Challenge, signed on last November at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Congress in Hawaii, seeks to promote actions and collaborations among countries and organizations in 11 priority areas.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

“There is urgent need to develop effective biosecurity measures to prevent the IAS problem from becoming even more serious.”

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