Target 9: By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated

Strategic
Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society

Target 9

By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Proposed National targets

Develop and initiate implementation of  a national strategy on invasive alien species by  2020

Finalize   inventory of IAS by 2020

Increase capacity to identify IAS to 100 personnel by 2020 to enhance surveillance and monitoring of IAS pathways.

Progress
towards the target

Priority invasive and alien species identified and control measures initiated.

Legislative and institutional framework to implement Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety among others established.

Biotechnology policy 2006 under Review to address other issues including IAS.

National invasive alien species management strategy

Strategic plan on management of invasive in PAs drafted and activities to implement it initiated. Legislative and institutional framework to prevent introduction of alien invasive species established under plant protection Act [reviewed 2012] and associated regulations.

An inventory of IAS on going