Invasive species: impacts on forests and forestry
Forest pest management options
Two sets of complementary strategies for dealing with invasive species are: prevention and early detection; and response, which includes eradication, containment, control and mitigation. Many agencies have been advocating the concept of biosecurity which is a strategic and integrated approach that encompasses the policy and regulatory frameworks (including instruments and activities) that analyse and manage risks in the sectors of food safety, animal life and health, and plant life and health, including associated environmental risk. It covers the introduction of pests and diseases, the introduction and release of genetically modified organisms and their products, and the introduction and management of invasive species and genotypes.