Towards an early warning and information system for invasive alien species (IAS) threatening biodiversity in Europe
Technical report No 5/2010
Invasive alien species (IAS) have become a major driver of biodiversity loss, second only to habitat fragmentation in recent decade. Europe is particularly affected by alien species, which are invading the continent an unprecedented pace. Their impact means that many of the region's rarest endemic species are on the brink of extinction and that our well-being and economies are affected. Establishing an early warning and rapid response framework for Europe become a key target. The present publication is the EEA contribution to achieving this goal.
EEA (European Environment Agency)
Published: 01 Jun 2010
This document is part of the SOER 2015 product.