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Global Invasive Species Database - GISD

Global Invasive Species Database - GISD
Description 

The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) is an online catalogue with extensive information about species considered invasive, including descriptions, distribution, management, impact, references, etc.

Author(s) 
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
Publisher 
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, Monday, Jan 01, 2001
Abstract 
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature). The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the University of Auckland and private donations.<br /> The Global Invasive Species Database focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. As the database is continually being populated with species information, please check back on a regular basis for updates. See the site index for more information. If you have questions or comments about the GISD, please contact Shyama Pagad (s.pagad AT auckland.ac.nz).
Bibliographic citation 
To cite the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD), please use: Global Invasive Species Database (http://www.issg.org/database) <br /> To cite specific GISD content, please use (e.g): Global Invasive Species Database, 2005. Rattus rattus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=19&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 1st September 2011].
Target audience 
Natural resource managers, biodiversity project leaders, conservacionists
Rights 
The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is a partner in the Conservation Commons (www.conservationcommons.org). Principles of the Conservation Commons include free and open access to data, information and knowledge for conservation purposes, and full rights to attribution for any uses of data, information, or knowledge, and the right to ensure that the original integrity of their contribution to the Commons is preserved. Users of the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) are expected to comply, in good faith, with terms of use.<br /> ISSG is the copyright owner in the GISD compilation as a whole, and in the compilation of data of each of the database pages. Some ISSG pages contain images and material that are copyrighted by others and used by ISSG with permission. Such information is available to you for private study and research. You should obtain permission from the copyright owner for other uses. It is the sole responsibility of you, the user of this site, to carefully examine the content of the ISSG and all linked pages for copyright restrictions and to secure the necessary permissions.
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Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
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