European Workshop on Control and Eradication of Invasive Alien Plant Species
Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate and WWF Hungary are pleased to announce their upcoming international workshop on best practices in invasive plant management within the Natura 2000 network and protected areas that will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 19 to 21 April 2016.
They invite interested professionals (protected area managers, foresters, land users, field experts, researchers and practitioners, etc.) from all over Europe to exchange experiences and to discuss the most important issues of nature conservation efforts to stop the spreading of invasive alien plant species.
Several LIFE projects and other initiatives have been targeting the issue of IAS, generating an ever growing pool of first-hand experience, lessons learnt and best practices. The legislative background on both European and Member State levels has recently been evolving for a better support to tackle this serious problem. In parallel, new efforts in communication, awareness raising and stakeholder engagement are made. Keynote speakers will include some of the leading researchers and responsible public officials in these areas.
The goal of the Workshop is to collect, exchange and discuss working experiences from different countries in order to foster capitalization of lessons learnt and to support active IAS management in nature conservation. The Workshop aims to be an interactive meeting and to serve as a vivid platform that encourages exchange of opinions amongst professionals of different countries and sectors. The event will contribute to the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, as well.
For more information and to register, please visit the following page: http://turjanvidek.hu/?/invasive_plants_workshop