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WP012: Raising Awareness of Non-native Species Introductions: Workshop Results and Checklists for Supply Chain Managers

ATCM XXXIV and CEP XIV 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Working Paper

WP012: Raising Awareness of Non-native Species Introductions: Workshop Results and Checklists for Supply Chain Managers (with COMNAP)

Summary:

Recognizing the high priority given to reduce accidental introduction of non-native species into the Antarctic area, the preliminary results of the IPY project “Aliens in Antarctica” were presented and discussed in a joint COMNAP/SCAR Workshop held in August 2010. As a result of those discussions, it was agreed that COMNAP and SCAR would work together to prepare the voluntary checklists for supply chain managers to reduce the risk of introduction of non-native species into the Antarctic region. COMNAP and SCAR encourage the CEP to consider inclusion of the checklists into the proposed “Non-Native Species Manual” which is currently under discussion.

See the COMNAP/SCAR Workshop Non Native Species final report ( pdf ATT014 (161 KB) ) and the checklists for supply chain managers of National Antarctic Programmes for the reduction in risk of transfer of non-native species ( pdf ATT015 (60 KB) ).

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
34th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
20 Jun 2011 - 01 Jul 2011