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1. International Conventions and Activities on a Multi-Lateral Scale

1.1. useful at addressing problems caused by invasive species

1.2. + Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) International Plant Protection + Convention (IPPC) + Ramsar Convention on Wetlands + International Maritime Organization (IMO) + World Organization for Animal Health + Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) + World Health Organization (WHO) + Codex Alimentarius Commission created in 1963 by the FAO and WHO

2. Convention on Biological Diversity

2.1. Article 8(h) “prevent the introduction of, control or eradicate those alien species which threaten ecosystems, habitats or species.”

2.2. engenders efforts to sustain biodiversity

2.3. introduced common definitions for IAS and developed 15 guiding principles for implementing Article 8(h)

2.4. also identified a roster of experts, promoted the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

2.5. proposed the development of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI)

2.6. a strong supporter of national and regional plans for IAS control