Brazilian invasive alien species database contains records
of species already present in the country that grow day
after day. Although the species you observe as invasive
in your area are already in our list, each new reference
of a municipality and area is a new one to the database
and of high importance to compose our map of biological
invasions in Brazil.
do send in the data you have. The Nature Conservancy developed
a tool to generate distribution maps of invasive alien species
in Brazil in which each reference point is a record. These
maps are available to the public upon request and can be
generated by species or geographic area. Locations are referenced
by municipality. The database also contains a field with
descriptions of each location and, when available, geographic
register of species in the database is done by municipality.
For each spot, a species may be only present, established
(reproducing locally) or invasive. All species listed have
a history of invasion somewhere in the planet, integrating
this database for the potential risk they pose or for being
invasive somewhere in Brazil.
when the species is indicated as invasive in Brazil, it
will not likely be invasive in all ecosystems. Biological
invasions do not respect politicas boundaries, but there
are limits to their spread due to environmental conditions.
Therefore, each reference is linked to a habitat type. The
details referring to ecosystems invaded can be requested
to the Horus Institute by
email. We are working to generate a search mechanism
for the database and keep it online in the website in order
to make all data easily available to all.
Thank you for collaborating!
List of species
and fact sheets