Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa
Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA)
The Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa (FISNA) was created in 2004 to coordinate the collation and dissemination of information relating to forest invasive species in sub-Saharan Africa for sustainable forest management and conservation of biodiversity. Invasive species are defined as biotic agents, not native to a specific forest ecosystem, whose introduction does, or is likely, to cause harm to the forest ecosystem. The Network is open to all countries in sub-Saharan Africa that wish to participate. There is no distinction by language or forest type.
Objectives of the network
The PSHB (polyphagous shothole borer or Euwallacea fornicatus) and its fungus were discovered in South Africa in 2017 [...read more]
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Dr Brett Hurley