Neighborhood watch : early detection and rapid response to biological invasion along US trade pathways

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Neighborhood watch : early detection and rapid response to biological invasion along US trade pathways
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The growing pace of international commerce has created an increased risk of invasion by alien species, which often take root and thrive in their new environment, often at great costs for the local biota and economy. The risk of introduction of harmful organisms into the United States is increasing exponentially, with costs to the American economy measured in hundreds of billions of dollars. This report offers recommendations to improve biosecurity measures at US ports, as well as a possible funding mechanism based upon the polluter-pays principle.

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Gland : IUCN, 2009
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xviii, 90 p.: fig., maps
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2009
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978-0-578-03418-8
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Includes bibliographic references and an index.

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2
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English
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http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2009-041.pdf
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