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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

Plants, animals or microorganisms which are introduced by humans into areas where they are not native. Exotics are often associated with negative ecological consequences for native species and the ecosystems. (Source: GEMET/UNUN)

Hierarchy

Broader: species
Related terms:
exotic species
foreign species
introduced species
non-native species

In other languages

French
espèce exotique
Russian
чужеродные виды
Spanish
especie exótica
Chinese, Simplified
外来物种
Arabic
أنواع غريبة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with alien species

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with alien species. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Protocol on Heavy Metals