RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
BIT, April 30, 2003
- Endorse a workshop on
Invasive Species in conjunction with the next Trilateral Meeting focusing
on invasive species issues of priority concern to the conservation
community (appoint a Steering Committee).
- Consider “Aspects of a
North America Strategy related to Conservation Issues” as the purpose of
- Broad participation of
- Revisit the question of
a table next year, based on the restructuring that is currently under
- Endorse the initiation
of a project under the Trilateral to address the threats from the rapid
spread of cactus moth, which could include modeling and surveillance in
coastal protected areas, and public education.
- Consider other
potential projects relating to invasive species posing potentially major
threats to ecosystems and native species: West Nile virus effects on
migratory birds, emerald ash borer, chronic wasting disease, tamarisk,
Asian carp, leafy spurge.
- Endorse the creation of
a page for invasive species in the Trilateral web
site (www.trilat.org) which will provide links to information sources from
each of countries.