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1 National Database on Alien Invasive Species IABIN Invasives Information Network Project - Jamaica (I3N - JA)

2 Background Information National Alien Invasive Species Information Project (I3N – JA) is the Jamaican node of a regional effort. This Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) effort seeks to identify information needs and gaps on invasive species in 13 countries. Objectives: to locate, systematically document and provide electronic access to sources of information on invasive species issues. IABIN received funding for participating countries through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with support from the Environmental Diplomacy Fund of the U.S. State Department. JA CHM 2003

3 Summary on I3N – JA 1. I3N – JA is managed by the Jamaica Clearing- House Mechanism (JA CHM) located at the Natural History Division, Institute of Jamaica. The JA CHM is the national biodiversity information network established through a U.N. treaty on biodiversity. Collaboration with various government and non- government agencies throughout project. Project outputs available online at: www. jamaicachm.org.jm/inv_I3N_JA.htmwww. jamaicachm.org.jm/inv_I3N_JA.htm. These outputs include 1) I3N-JA Technical Report JA CHM 2003

4 Summary on I3N – JA (cont.)

5 3. The I3N-JA Database has catalogues on: i) Invasive species ii) Resource persons involved in invasive species research and management iii) Bibliography on alien invasive species publications iv) Invasive species projects Catalogues URL: JA_Clgue.htm Summary on I3N – JA (cont.) JA CHM 2003

6 Collaborating Local Agencies/Entities Institute of Jamaica National Environment & Planning Agency Veterinary Division Plant Quarantine Division Forestry Department University of the West Indies BirdLife Jamaica Ministry of Agricultures Library Scientific Research Councils Documentation Centre THE END JA CHM 2003


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