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TARGET 6. Reduce the Introduction of Invasive Alien Species by 50% and Minimize Their Impact

TARGET 6. Reduce the Introduction of Invasive Alien Species by 50% and Minimize Their Impact

Eliminate, minimize, reduce and or mitigate the impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity and ecosystem services by identifying and managing pathways of the introduction of alien species, preventing the introduction and establishment of priority invasive alien species, reducing the rates of introduction and establishment of other known or potential invasive alien species by at least 50 percent, by 2030, eradicating or controlling invasive alien species especially in priority sites, such as islands.

Headline indicator
  • 6.1 Rate of invasive alien species establishment
Component indicator
  • Rate of invasive species impact and rate of impact
  • Rate of invasive alien species spread
  • Number of invasive alien species introduction events
Complementary indicator
  • Number of invasive alien species in national lists as per the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species
  • Trends in abundance, temporal occurrence, and spatial distribution of non-indigenous species, particularly invasive, non-indigenous species, notably in risk areas (in relation to the main vectors and pathways of spreading of such species)
  • Red List Index (impacts of invasive alien species)

 

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 15.8

By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species

Mapping with SAMARKAND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR MIGRATORY SPECIES 2024-2032

Target 3.5. By 2032, the negative impacts of invasive alien species on migratory species and their habitats are reduced or eliminated.

Explanation: Actions are taken to understand, quantify and eliminate or reduce the negative impact of invasive alien species on migratory species and their habitats.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 4

Invasive alien species and pathways of introduction and expansion are identified and prioritized, priority invasive alien species are controlled or eradicated, and management responses are prepared and implemented to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Baseline
  • 36% of Parties have established national policies or guidelines on invasive species control and management. (National Reports to COP12).
  • 20% of Parties have a national inventory of invasive alien species that currently or potentially impact the ecological character of wetlands. (National Reports to COP12).
Indicator
  • % of Parties that have established or reviewed national policies or guidelines on invasive wetland species control and management. (Data source: National Reports).
  • % of Parties having a national inventory of invasive alien species that currently or potentially impact the ecological character of wetlands. (Data source: National Reports).

Possible further indicators that may be developed

  • {Number of invasive species that are being controlled through management actions}
  • {Effectiveness of wetland invasive alien species control programmes}

Mapping with CBD - Aichi Targets

Aichi Target 9

By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Mapping with Strategic Framework for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) 2020–2030

Strategic objective B: Protect the environment from the impacts of plant pests
Rational

Plant pests that are invasive alien species can have a significant and devastating impact on the terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments, agriculture and forests. Strategic Objective B addresses environmental concerns related to plant biodiversity and emerging problems associated with plant pests as invasive alien species and the impacts of climate change.

Key result B1: Parties recognize the management plant pests as part of their responsibilities with national environmental sector agencies

B1: Contracting parties recognize the management of environmental plant pests as part of their responsibilities and work with national environmental sector agencies to support pest management programmes aimed at environmental protection.

Key result B2: Parties have mechanisms in place to control the spread of environmental contaminating pests

B2: Contracting parties have mechanisms in place to control the spread of environmental contaminating pests on non-plant trade pathways (e.g. invasive ants on vehicles and machinery, or gypsy moth egg masses on sea containers and vessels).

Key result B3: Mechanisms are in place to share adaptation strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change

B3: Mechanisms are in place to share adaptation strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change.

Key result B4: Agencies with environmental and forest biodiversity stewardship responsibilities regularly access information managed by the IPPC Secretariat.

B4: Agencies with environmental and forest biodiversity stewardship responsibilities regularly access information and other resources managed by the IPPC Secretariat.

Key result B5: Contracting parties continue to improve their capacity to implement key IPPC standards

B5: Contracting parties continue to improve their capacity to implement key IPPC standards which directly address the spread of forest and environmental pests, such as ISPM 15 on wood packaging materials and other such standards, to contain the global spread of pests which threaten forests, biodiversity and non-cultivated flora.