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GISP Publications

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has contributed extensively to the knowledge and awareness of invasive species through the development of a range pf products and publications including the Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices.

GISP Guidelines & Toolkits

GISP produced best practices, toolkits and guidelines for policy makers. These include Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Marine Biofouling and Invasive Species; A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species; A Toolkit for Developing Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Alien Species; Best Practice for the Management of Introduced Marine Pests - A Review; Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit for Best Prevention and Management Practices; A Guide to Designing Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Alien Invasive Species; and Best Management Practices for Preventing and Controlling Invasive Alien Species.

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GISP Training Course Materials

GISP developed & delivered World Bank-funded, GISP Training Courses and a range of capacity building activities which targeted developing countries- training courses on Economic Analysis of Invasive Species; Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Invasive Species; Management of Marine and Coastal Invasive Species; Management of Invasive Species; Strategies and Tools to Prevent the Introduction of Invasive Species; Taxonomy of Marine Invasive Species and Regional Capacity Building Workshops on Invasive Species. The toolkits and training course materials in Engliah and some in Spanish, French and Portuguese as power point presentations and course exercises.

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GISP Publications & Reports

GISP together with its Partner Organisations began activities in 1997 with a Knowledge-Building Phase which culminated in a number of groundbreaking publications. A wide range of themes have been covered including Invasive species management; Best practices in pre-import risk screening for species of live animals in international trade; Biofuel crops and non-native species; Marine biofouling and guidelines for prevention and management; Invasive species and Protected Areas; Economic impacts of invasive species; National and Regional Legislation for promotion and Support to the Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Invasive Species; the Aid Trade - International Assistance Programs as Pathways for the Introduction of Invasive Alien Species and Alien species in Aquaculture - considerations for responsible use.

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