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Aquatic Plants: Their Uses and Risks

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An excellent study, which is published at the IPPC portal "Aquatic Plants: Their Uses and Risks - A review of the global status of aquatic plants” is a basis for new CPM-8 recommendations on risk management, posed by trade of aquatic plants.

 

International Plant Protection Convention provides information on the protection of plants, including bryophyte and algal species, in marine and aquatic environments. The study was wellcome also by the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Eighth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in Rome in April 2013. Global undestranding of aquatic plants should contribute significantly to prevention of spread of the most invasive plant species.

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Plant Quarantine as a Measure Against Invasive Alien Species

Plant Quarantine as a Measure Against Invasive Alien Species | Plant Pests - Global Travellers | Scoop.it

The introduction of several plant pests into Europe in the 19th century with disastrous consequences called for the development of plant quarantine measures to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products. With the purpose of harmonising these measures, and of promoting measures for pest control, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was developed to address organisms that are both directly and indirectly injurious to plants. It supplies a framework for measures against invasive alien species according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, as far as they are plant pests.


Schrader G, Unger JG (2003) Plant Quarantine as a Measure Against Invasive Alien Species. The Framework of the International Plant Protection Convention and the plant health regulations in the European Union. Biological Invasions.

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International Plant Protection Convention, 60th anniversary (IPPC)

IPPC - the International Plant Protection Convention - is an international agreement on plant health with 177 current signatories.It aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.

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Improving market access | IPPC 60 Years

Improving market access | IPPC 60 Years | Plant Pests - Global Travellers | Scoop.it

A few hundred years ago, plant pests and diseases generally moved from place to place naturally. As technology improved, and the transport of merchandise became easier, plant pests also found easy ways to move around ...


International Plant Protection Convention is the global framework for standard setting, which is celebrating 60 years of organized work on prevention of plant resources from pest infections and infestations. Due to the global financial crisis many countries might focus less on protection of their biodiversity to the detriment  of helthier policies accepted and practiced until now. As a result, issues like the increased risks associated with internet based trade in plants and plant products are being neglected, raising the threat of new and severe pest incursions globally. 

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