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National survey on alien invasive species

The Horus Institute and The Nature Conservancy are building a national database for alien invasive species. The initiative is due to the lack of information on the problems caused by biological invasions in Brazil, and many people in technical areas linked to environmental issues, as well as other people sensitive to the needs of nature conservation have been collaborating with information.

These data are being compiled into a database in Access 2000 format that was created by IABIN (Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network) and the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina. The Argentinian database can be accessed on-line at www.uns.edu.ar/inbiar.
Another interesting source of information is the Global Invasive Species Database, www.issg.org/database.

The basic information you can send in are:

a) species scientific and common names, and family, if you know them;
b) information on the history of introduction and invasion, if possible;
c) invaded sites, from local references to municipalities and states, since each site is a different record;

d) impacts caused by the invasion, as far as you know;
e) additional data you consider important;
f) your contact information, which will also be stored as a reference, and bibliography, if any.

Please use our spreadsheet to fill in your data and send it to the email invasoras@institutohorus.org.br. Don't worry if you can't fill in all the fields. Every register is very important for the database!

Download of spreadsheet

Fact sheets

This is a global problem: the more we look around the more we realize there are many invasive species taking over our natives. Everyone's help is needed to save our ecosystems, health and production.