Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Read Up!

The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) has just published "An Action Plan on Invasive Species" aimed at effecting change in the policies set by both Congress and the President of the United States regarding invasive species. Specifically, NECIS, which is comprised of 17 different non-governmental organizations, is asking for the following five actions to be taken:

  1. Screen intentional imports
  2. Prevent inadvertent introductions
  3. Fund early detection and response
  4. Create and support federal leadership
  5. Fill other funding gaps
They're not asking for much, are they? :-) Want to learn more? You can download the full report here.

(Thanks to a member of the ALIENS-L listserver for posting a link to this story.)

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