International and regional instruments and programmes

Numerous international and regional instruments, binding and nonbinding, and programmes have been developed to deal with the problem of invasive species. The following have direct or indirect implications for forests and the forest sector.


Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Conservation Union (IUCN) World Health Organization (WHO) World Trade Organization (WTO)


African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Resources (Bern Convention) Benelux Convention on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection Convention for the Conservation of the Biodiversity and the Protection of Wilderness Areas in Central America Convention on the Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific North American Free Trade Agreement North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation Phytosanitary Convention for Africa Protocol Concerning Mediterranean Specially Protected Areas Protocol concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Nature Protection and Landscape Conservation Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
last updated:  Tuesday, April 21, 2009