La Trobe
1204961_Pagad,S_2022.pdf (1.62 MB)

Country Compendium of the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species

Download (1.62 MB)
journal contribution
posted on 2022-10-25, 02:36 authored by S Pagad, Stewart BissetStewart Bisset, P Genovesi, Q Groom, T Hirsch, W Jetz, A Ranipeta, D Schigel, YV Sica, Melodie McGeochMelodie McGeoch

The Country Compendium of the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) is a collation of data across 196 individual country checklists of alien species, along with a designation of those species with evidence of impact at a country level. The Compendium provides a baseline for monitoring the distribution and invasion status of all major taxonomic groups, and can be used for the purpose of global analyses of introduced (alien, non-native, exotic) and invasive species (invasive alien species), including regional, single and multi-species taxon assessments and comparisons. It enables exploration of gaps and inferred absences of species across countries, and also provides one means for updating individual GRIIS Checklists. The Country Compendium is, for example, instrumental, along with data on first records of introduction, for assessing and reporting on invasive alien species targets, including for the Convention on Biological Diversity and Sustainable Development Goals. The GRIIS Country Compendium provides a baseline and mechanism for tracking the spread of introduced and invasive alien species across countries globally.


GRIIS was developed and managed by the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), with cofunding from the European Union through the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity within the framework of the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIPartnership). Major support from the Global Biodiversity Information Partnership (GBIF) enabled the completion of the global coverage and publication of GRIIS country checklists. MM acknowledges GEO BON support of this initiative, Australian Research Council -Discovery Project DP200101680 and ARC SRIEAS Grant SR200100005 Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future.


Publication Date



Scientific Data



Article Number





Springer Nature



Rights Statement

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit © The Author(s) 2022

Usage metrics

    Journal Articles


    No categories selected



    Ref. manager