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Invasive Alien Species Management in St. Lucia and Caribbean Partner Countries Research Paper

What are Invasive Alien Species (IAS)? IAS 
are plants, animals or micro-organisms that 
are not native to a specific ecosystem and whose 
introduction threatens biodiversity, food security, 
health or economic development (figure 1). Their 
global cost is estimated at $1.4 trillion per 
annum (nearly 5% GDP) – and rising in times of 
globalization and climate change.


Area of interest: St Lucia 

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