Biodiv Sci ›› 2001, Vol. 09 ›› Issue (4): 466-471.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2001067

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Australian management strategy for invasive alien species and references available to China

CHEN Liang-Yan, XU Hai-Gen   

  1. Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences , State Environmental Protection Administration ,Nanjing 210042
  • Online:2001-11-20 Published:2001-11-20
  • Contact: CHEN LiangYan

Abstract: Aust ralia is an island continent with prosperous sea2borne transport which makes Aust ralia at high risk of the hazard of biological invasions through intentional or unintentional pathways. Australian government has paid high attention to invasive alien species management , and has developed several regulatory documents such as ”National St rategy for the Conservation of Aust ralian Biological Diversity”, ”National Weeds Strategy”, as well as ”Aust ralian Ballast Water Guidelines”to enhance the management of invasive alien species. This paper gives a brief int roduction of these document s , and proposes the following st rategic recommendations on invasive alien species management in China :(1) establish the legal and institutional f rameworks to provide management with authorized basis ; (2)st rengthen organization building to form a coherent management mechanism across the multiple2sectors relating to invasive alien species ; (3) develop series of a Risk Assessment System , an Int roduction License System , and a Record System to improve the prevention of intentional int roduction of invasive alien species ; (4) carry out appropriate integrated approaches of prevention , eradication and cont rol of harmful alien species ; (5) st rengthen national research capacity to provide management with a scientific foundation ; (6) develop educational and t raining programs and enhance public awareness.