The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
comprises a set of 16 targets to halt the current and continuing loss of plant species, as well as the vegetation and habitats they compose by the year 2010.

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Full text of the GSPC
as a pdf document



Ireland’s National Strategy for Plant Conservation
vert bar The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 10

Management plans in place for at least 100 major alien species that threaten plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems;

Terms and technical rationale:

There is no agreed reliable estimate of the number of alien species that threaten indigenous plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems to such an extent that they may be considered as “major”. It is recommended therefore that the target be established for an absolute number of such major invasive alien species. The wording “At least 100” is considered appropriate. The 100 invasive alien species would be selected on the basis of national priorities, also taking into account their significance at regional and global levels. For many alien species, it is expected that different management plans will be required in different countries in which they threaten plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems. This target would be considered as a first step towards developing management plans for all major alien species that threaten plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems.