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What are Invasive species?

Find out more about invasive species and why they threaten our world.

Calendar of events

Workshops, conferences and events focusing on invasive species.

Websites and online databases

Search for websites and online databases about invasives species.

What is GISP?

The Global Invasive Species Programme is an international partnership dedicated to addressing the global threat of invasive species. Established in response to the first international meeting on invasive alien species held in Trondheim, Norway (1996), GISPís mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain livelihoods by minimising the spread and impact of invasive species. GISP provides support to the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and has contributed extensively to the knowledge and awareness of invasive species through the development of a range of products and publications including the Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices. A dedicated GISP Secretariat was established in 2003 to facilitate and co-ordinate implementation of the global strategy on invasive species and in 2005, GISP was constituted as a legal entity with four founding partners i.e. CABI, IUCN, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The GISP Secretariat is currently hosted by CABI Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, headed by an Executive Director and supported by a team of Directors located in GISP partner organisations around the world.

Read more about the history of GISP