IPBES: Knowledge gaps on Invasive Alien Species | Webinar

Red fox among green vegetation and purple flowers

UPDATE: You can download the webinar slides from this event (5.16 MB).


Organised by IPBES

11 March 2024, 13:00-15:00 CET

The latest IPBES assessment on invasive alien species and their control identified several knowledge gaps on this key topic: invasive alien species are one among five direct drivers of biodiversity loss.

Join this webinar on knowledge generation catalysis to find out how you can help fill these gaps:

  1. IPBES is in the process of developing a webpage to present the knowledge gaps identified in completed IPBES assessments, including those identified in the recently completed Invasive Alien Species Assessment. The webpage will allow users to easily access, filter and search the knowledge gaps. The webinar will start with a presentation of the webpage.
  2. The webinar will also include a presentation by assessment experts of the main knowledge gaps identified in the Invasive Alien Species Assessment and opportunities to share efforts and needs to effectively fill the identified gaps.
  3. The webinar will further provide a brief overview of the timeline, process, including opportunities to review and contribute, and general knowledge needs of the methodological assessment on monitoring biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people (monitoring assessment, to be finalized in 2026).

>> Official invitation

>> Register online by 10 March 2024


Get your copy of the IPBES Invasive alien species assessment from the IPBES website, the platform's latest report. For an overview of IPBES publications, materials, and projects on invasive alien species, see our dedicated page.


Photo: cutout of an IPBES virtual background that you can download from the library. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has the largest natural distribution of any land mammal except humans. In mainland Australia, however, it is an invasive alien species that has likely contributed to the decline or extinction of several native species. More recently, red foxes have also been expanding their territory in Scandinavia by following litter along highways, at the expense of the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus).