2nd Baseline of IAS of Union concern


Monday, 11 March 2019

The current EU geographical distribution of the Invasive Alien Species (IAS) added to the list of Union concern by the Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1263 is set through a JRC technical report.

This is a result of a close collaboration between DG Environment, Member States Competent Authorities and EASIN for the implementation of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on IAS. The baseline results from the assessment of occurrences and distribution data aggregated through EASIN, submitted for verification to all Member States Competent Authorities.

The established spatial baseline is crucial for the tracking of new detections of IAS of Union concern in uninfested areas. Thus, the current baseline, together with the baseline distribution of the 37 IAS listed in the first Union list, constitutes an important tool supporting the implementation of the IAS Regulation, and also provides a factual basis for the review of its application.

The document can be downloaded here.

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