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Workshop on Prevention and Control of Invasive Species

Goals of the workshop:

1) Present and discuss issues related to invasive species, including:

a) Description of the main invasive species of the Azores and discussing of its importance in terms of impact on natural ecosystems;

b) Analysis of cases studied, with special emphasis on the Azores;

c) Stimulating the involvement of public and official bodies in the prevention and control of invasive species;

d) Analysis and discussion of strategies for prevention and control of invasive species.

2) Stimulate, with input from experts, government entities and the general public, the Regional Observatory of Biology of Invasions (ORBI).

3) Develop strategies for short, medium and long-term prevention and control of invasive species in the Azores.