Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change - International Union for Conservation of Nature Issues Brief November 2017

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2017
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copy of pdf for uploading; International Union for Conservaiton of Nature - 28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland - Tel:+41 22 999 0000
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2 p.
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45033
Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change - International Union for Conservation of Nature Issues Brief November 2017
Abstract: 

Invasive alien species (IAS) are animals, plants or other organisms that are introduced into places outside their natural range, negatively impacting native biodiveristy, ecosystem services or human well-being. IAS are one of the biggest causes of biodiversity loss and species extinctions and are also a global threat to food security and livelihoods. IAS are compounded by climate change. Climate change facilitates the spread and establishement of many alien species and creates new opportunities for them to become invasive. IAS can reduce the resilience of natural habitats, agricultural systems and urban areas to climate change. Conversely, climate change reduces the resilience of habitats to biological invasions. It is essential that IAS be incorporated in to climate change policies. This includes biosecurity measures to prevent the introduction of IAS to new regions as a result of climate change, and rapid response measures to monitor and eradicate alien species that may become invasive due to climate change.

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81900