The Bern Convention Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) was established in 1992 to accompany Bern Convention Contracting Parties in designing and implementing control measures for non-endemic species, with the aim to reduce their negative impact on native biodiversity in Europe. Since its establishment, the Group, in cooperation with experts and partner organisations, has developed guidance documents, codes of conduct, actions plans and strategies on ways to control the spread of IAS species and eradicate them.

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