Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)




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The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union. The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the University of Auckland and private donations.

The Global Invasive Species Database focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. Administrative login. As the database is continually being populated with species information, please check back on a regular basis for updates. See the site index for more information. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future: The USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure and IUCN Species Survival Commission's Invasive Species Specialist Group are celebrating 5 successful years of partnership. Our collaboration has greatly enhanced the Global Invasive Species Database, which has quadruple the number of invasive species profiles and is now easier to use, and it has also supported a number of other projects including the Global Invasive Species Information System.

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 Partners in the development of the GISD include: Logos of partners in this project.


IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, New Zealand National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), USA The World Conservation Union (IUCN) University of Auckland New Zealand