Invasive Species Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN -The World Conservation Union
Data Center Description
The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is part of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The ISSG is a global group of 146 scientific and policy experts on invasive species from 41 countries. Membership is by invitation from the group chair, but everyone's participation in the discussion on invasives is encouraged. In addition, to its headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, ISSG has three regional sections in North America, Europe, and South Asia.
ISSG provides advice on threats from invasives and control or eradication methods to IUCN members, conservation practitioners, and policy-makers.
The group's activities focus primarily on invasive species that cause biodiversity loss, with particular attention to those that threaten oceanic islands.