jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

Invitation to the URBIS Dialogues - Webinar 2: Invasive Alien Species Management 13 June, 2013

Dear colleagues, partners and friends.

Invasive alien species (IAS) are a pervasive force in cities around
the world, an endless headache for biodiversity managers on the
ground and cost billions of Euros worth of damage each year.
These problem species wreak havoc with ecosystems and are one
of the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide, with their effects
only expected to worsen with predicted climate change

Action must be taken, but how do we deal with IAS and mitigate
their detrimental effects in the face of oncoming environmental
To strengthen exchange of knowledge and take action towards
eradicating IAS in cities, the IUCN in collaboration with ICLEI and
the URBIS partners are hosting an URBIS Dialogue Webinar 

Managing invasive alien species at the local level: insights and
 best practices. 

Date: Thursday 13 June 2013
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CEST

Please SAVE THE DATE and reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Together with leading experts in the field and cities from around
the world, we'll share best practices on the management of these
species as well as look at progressive solutions from existing
case studies that reduce the risk of invasive alien species in
urban areas. Moreover this webinar will address the key role that
local and regional authorities can play in helping address the risks
associated with biological invasions and in raising awareness
among decision-makers and citizens.

Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their concerns
and areas of need, express their ideas and share commonalities
and best practices from around the world.

Please do join us for what is set to be an exciting session. We look
forward to your participation, input and ideas.
Kindest regards,
ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center
          (Note that seats are limited so reserve your Webinar seat now.)
          For more information on URBIS please see the URBIS concept
          note HERE


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