Target 9 – Invasive alien species prevented and controlled

By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Key message

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) pose serious threats to IPLCs’ cultural, environmental and food systems, and many IPLCs are contributing to, and in some cases initiating, programmes to address this growing problem. The actions of IPLCs, building on their traditional knowledge, can complement scientific solutions and strengthen holistic, ecosystem-based approaches to the identification, assessment, monitoring, and control or eradication of IAS.

Summary of progress towards the target