The seeds of invasive plants can be spread when hikers fail to clean their boots between visits to different areas.
The Nature Conservancy has discovered that invasive species are one of the top sources of stress across all priority conservation areas. Conservation success will depend greatly on preventing new invasions and managing invaded systems effectively. Building on years of experience in invasive species management, the Conservancy has created the Invasive Species Initiative to address this urgent and pervasive threat.
The Invasive Species Initiative works with a network of private and public partners worldwide to pursue the following tactics as part of a comprehensive strategy:
This comprehensive strategy is woven through the Initiative's work, both within the Conservancy and with external partners, as we strive towards the ultimate goal of preventing and abating invasive species threats to biological diversity. We put this strategy into action by:
September 25, 2013