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Biosecurity frameworks for cross-border movement of invasive alien species

Biosecurity frameworks for cross-border movement of invasive alien species

Black, Robert ORCID: 0000-0001-6596-882X and Bartlett, Debbie M. F. ORCID: 0000-0002-5125-6466 (2020) Biosecurity frameworks for cross-border movement of invasive alien species. Environmental Science and Policy, 105. p. 113. ISSN 1462-9011 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.12.011)

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Abstract

This article examines the policy background and legislative frameworks underlying the regulation of transboundary movement of potentially invasive alien species (IAS). The starting point is the examination of the fundamental regulatory concepts for IAS that are found in (1) the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) (in accordance with the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, ‘SPS Agreement’) and (2) the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), together with a discussion on whether IAS are legally regarded as ‘pests’. How these concepts are applied in different transboundary situations is then examined with examples from within federal jurisdictions (USA, Australia) and across external and internal boundaries in transnational jurisdictions (European Union and Eurasian Economic Union). Special attention is paid to IAS in aquatic environments and the question of naturalisation of once alien species. The article concludes with suggestions for development of future policy on IAS taking into account the degree of effectiveness of present regulatory frameworks and the need to consider the impact of climate change on future threats from invasives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Invasive alien species; pests; transboundary; regulation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
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Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 10:31
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25926

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