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Bioinvasion Country Profiles

Bioinvasion and Global Environmental Governance: Country Profile Database

This database was developed by Dr. Peter Stoett, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal. Forty countries were included in this study and their profiles can be downloaded as pdf's from the list below.

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The database was developed to examine the following questions:

  1. What government legislature, programs and projects relating to IAS have been developed, completed or in progress?
  2. What governmental department, agencies or ministries does the responsibility to manage invasive species fall under?
  3. How are countries cooperating with each other to deal with IAS?

Each profile is divided into ten sections (some information may be missing as it was not available for all the profiles):

  1. description: brief overview of the location, history, geography, and economic situation of countries as well as list population size, government structure, and membership in economic and regional organizations;
  2. overview of biodiversity: species and ecosystem diversity;
  3. legislation relating to IAS: legislature the government has passed that either directly applies to combating, mitigating and/or preventing the introduction of IAS;
  4. government agencies/departments/ministries dealing with IAS;
  5. major IAS;
  6. native species exported/introduced to non-native environments;
  7. (Table 1) actions to prevent, detect and manage IAS categorized into three themes: biodiversity, human health, and economic security: a tabular formant and lists country’s specific action on IAS, such as projects, programs and the creation of committees;
  8. (Table 2) actions on IAS in cooperation with other countries; bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements, memoranda of understanding, and regional organizations to which the country is a party;
  9. case studies; and
  10. references.


Country profiles

A - F


G - P

S - Z