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Following the adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation in 2015 the European Commission has published a list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern

Alien species are plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that have been transported across ecological barriers such as mountain ranges, or oceans as a result of human intervention, and have become established in an area outside their natural range.

About a quarter of these species are brought into Europe intentionally, but most arrive by accident. There are currently more than 12 000 alien species in the European environment. In their new environment, some spread rapidly and become invasive alien species (IAS), causing significant damage to biodiversity, human health or the economy. Roughly 10-15 % of alien species arriving in Europe eventually become invasive.

These species are a major cause of biodiversity loss, and they can also cause significant damage to human health and the economy. Examples include the American bullfrog, allergy-causing ragweed and musk rats that damage infrastructure.

Invasive alien species are estimated to cost EUR 12 billion annually in health care and animal health costs, crop yield losses, fish stock losses, damage to infrastructure, damage to the navigability of rivers, and damage to protected species.

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Spread of the Zika virus in Europe, an ever-increasing risk

The Zika virus Once again this virus is a hot topic. In fact, many athletes have refused to go the Rio Olympics because of the Zika epidemic currently affecting Brazil. Similarly, since August, all blood donations collected in the USA… Read more ›

With the successful audit of BHL on Reunion Island CEPA Certified has reached the shores of the Indian Ocean!

As a member of CS3D since it opened for business (1st company on Reunion Island) BHL has always had a strong focus on delivering pest management service based on strict environmental and safety principles. Over time this has made it… Read more ›

New Classification of Rodenticides in the 9th ATP

The Biocidal Products Committee in Brussels has confirmed that the next ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) will be published by the end of June 2016 within the framework of European Regulation 528/2012. Comment from CEPA President Bertrand Montmoreau. The publication… Read more ›

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Quarterly CEPA Meeting

1 February 2017
Park Inn Midi Station
Brussels (Belgium)

Global Food Safety Initiative Conference

27  February to 2 March 2017
Houston (USA)

 

Disinfestando

8 and 9 March 2017, Rimini (Italy)
http://www.disinfestando.com/

Grünauer Tagung

17 and 18 March 2017
Dresden (Germany)

PestEx

Excel Centre
22 and 23 March 2017
London (UK)
http://www.bpca.org.uk/

 

Global Summit of Pest Management for Public Health and Food Safety

2 to 4 April 2017
New York (USA)
http://npmapestworld.org/

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

19 April 2017
Brussels (Belgium)

 CEPA Annual General Assembly

14 June 2017
Brussels (Belgium)

9th International Conference on Urban Pests

9 to 12 July 2017
Birmingham (U.K.)

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

13 September 2017
(location to be communicated later)

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

1 December 2017
(location to be communicated later)