survey on alien invasive species
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't worry if you can't fill in all the fields. Every register
is very important for the database!
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.