EEIKO, a control of invasive alien flora species multi-platform application in which you can add new invasive alien flora species locations, made by Basoinsa&GeogramaNEW LOCATION
Invasive alien flora species. What are they?
Spanish Legislation (Law 42/2007 of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity) defines invasive alien species as “those that settle in ecosystem, natural or semi-natural habitat and that is a agent of change and a threat to the native biodiversity, either by its invasive behavior or genetic pollution”. Invasive alien species are considered as one of the five most significant threat to global biodiversity, at the same level of importance as deforestation, climate change, habitat pollution or heavy natural resource extraction. .
EEIKO is a multiplatform application that enables having a global vision of the spatial distribution of invasive alien flora species. With this information, this application enables the invasive alien species managers form the environmental authorities management tools to solve and monitor this problem, available in the “Management Area” of this application. EEIKO is based on citizen participation, because the citizens will be able to fill in new locations (view NEW LOCATION) of invasive flora species. These locations will be validated by experts in this matter afterwards. Click on this LINK to know more about some of these invasive alien flora species
There are many regulatory frameworks and action plans to combat invasive alien flora species driven by the European Commission, Spanish Government and many regional governments. .
Access to EEIKO
The EEIKO website has an private area for environmental managers in charge of developing corrective actions against invasive alien flora species. This private area offers a great variety of management tools to help these managers design corrective actions, monitor them and analyze their ecological and economic results. This private area will also serve as a forum to share information and best practices. .
Invasive alien flora species distribution map
This map is based on crowdsourcing. These invasive alien flora locations data input is made by our users. With this information, EIKO enables environmental authorities design corrective actions. Click on this map as a user in NEW LOCATION to see the locations already identified such as: A, alien transformed; B, alien invasive