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.
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