Story Consultation on a dedicated legislative instrument on invasive alien species

In preparation of a legal instrument on Invasive Alien Species, the European Commission is now seeking views on the more specific choices to be made when establishing this instrument. All EU citizens and organisations, particulalry stakeholders and Member States are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholder organisations and Member States, during the period from 27.01.2012  to 12.04.2012.

Release date 27/01/2012
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
Geographical coverage European Union,
Keywords invasive alien species,legislation,EU,
Concerned URL
Source DG Environment, Unit B2

In 2011, the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 was launched, including the target: "by 2020, Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and their pathways are identified and prioritised, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and pathways are managed to prevent the introduction and establishment of new IAS" and an action aiming at filling policy gaps in combating IAS by developing a dedicated legislative instrument by 2012:COM(2011) 244. Now the European Commission is preparing a dedicated legal instrument and seeks views on more specific choices to be made when establishing it.