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The IABIN Invasives Network (I3N) is a partnership of institutions, governments, and organizations. A brief description of the main participants is given below. You can click here to view a more detailed discussion of participants’ roles.

Coordinating Institution (CI)
The United States Geological Survey's Core Science Analytics and Synthesis (CSAS) was the Coordinating Institution (CI) of the I3N between 2002-2011 and worked in close collaboration with the project managers of the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) and the other IABIN thematic networks. Orginally, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) supported I3N and other invasive species-related activities through developing the NBII Invasive Species Information Node, leading the Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN), and Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) activities, providing infrastructure/software development support, coordinating workshops, furthering agreement on and promulgation of protocols and standards, and providing technical assistance to partners. (The NBII was discontinued as a program of the USGS in 2011.) Coordination is now undertaken by volunteers.

Technical Working Group (TWG)
The I3N Technical Working Group (TWG) addresses content, metadata, standards, and capacity building. It acts in an advisory role to the Coordinating Institution. Click here to view the contact information for TWG members.

IABIN Council, National Focal Points, and Executive Committee (IEC)
IABIN operates through a membership council, which is policy-focused and has the authority to make decisions and take action on behalf of the network. The IABIN Council consists of one officially appointed National Focal Point (NFP) from each member country of the Americas, as well as representatives from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The IABIN Executive Committee (IEC) is a group of eight members elected from among the official IABIN NFPs, plus one elected representative from an inter- or non-governmental organization. It guides the operations of IABIN and executes the policy decisions of the Council. National Focal Points play an important role in I3N. For more information, go to the white paper.

Leads and Co-Leads
Each country that actively participates in I3N has one or more individuals leading its efforts. These individuals, called I3N Leads or Co-Leads, are associated with government, university, or private institutions in the given country. These leads and co-leads coordinate I3N activities with the I3N Coordinating Institution, their country’s IABIN Focal Point (see description below), and in-country data providers. The contact information for each Lead and co-lead is available below.

Argentina | Bahamas | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Guatemala | Jamaica | Mexico | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | USA | Uruguay

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Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia
Universidad Nacional del Sur
San Juan 670
(8000) Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Website: www.uns.edu.ar

Lead: Dr. Sergio M. Zalba, Grupo de Estudios en Conservación y Manejo (GEKKO)
Tel: (54-291) 459-5101 Ext. 2420
Fax: (54-291) 459-5130
E-mail: szalba@criba.edu.ar

Co-Lead: Dr. Carlos B. Villamil, Laboratorio de Plantas Vasculares
E-mail: cbvillam@criba.edu.ar

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Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
East Bay Street, P.O. Box N 3028
Nassau, Bahamas

Lead: Mr. Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary
Tel: (242) 325-7502
Fax: (242) 322-1767
E-mail: chiggs@bahamas.net.bs

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Instituto de Ecología
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés
Casilla 10077, Correo Central
La Paz, Bolivia

Lead: Adriana Rico Cernohorska
Tel: (591-2) 279-1141
Fax: (591-2) 279-7511
E-mail: adri_rico_cer
@yahoo.es

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Instituto Horus
Servidão Cobra Coral, 111
Florianópolis - SC
88.063-513
Brazil
Website: www.institutohorus.org.br

Lead: Dr. Sílvia Renate Ziller, Director
Tel: (55-48) 3338-2856
E-mail: sziller@institutohorus.org.br

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Comisión Nacional de Medio Ambiente (CONAMA)
Teatinos N°258
Santiago, Chile
Website: www.conama.cl

Lead: Karin Molt González
Tel: (56-02) 2405600 or 2405610
Fax: (56-2) 241-1803
E-mail: kmolt@conama.cl, karinmolt@hotmail.com

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Instituto Humboldt Colombia
Cra. 7 No. 35-20
Bogotá, Colombia
Website: www.humboldt.org.co

Lead: Maria Piedad Baptiste
Investigadora, Biologia de la Conservación
Tel: 608-69-00/01/02 Ext. 244
E-mail: mpbaptiste@humboldt.org.co

Associate: Ángela M. Suárez-Mayorga,
Instituto Humboldt
Tel: (57-1) 350-6064 ext. 110
Fax: (57-1) 350-7938 ext. 115
E-mail: amsuarez@humboldt.org.co, asuarez@rocketmail.com

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Ministerio del Medio Ambiente y Energia (MINAE)
250 metros sur de Casa Italia, B Francisco Peralta
San Jose 11384-1000, Costa Rica

Lead: vacant

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Subsecretaria de Areas Protegidas y Biodiversidad
Secretaria de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Av. Máximo Gómez, esquina Av. Reyes Católicos
Código Postal 2487
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Lead: Brigido Hierro Garcia,
Departamento de Recursos Genéticos, Direccion de Biodiversidad y Vida Silvestre
Tel: (809) 472-7043, 7081, or 9510
Fax: (809) 472-7105
E-mail: b_hierro@yahoo.com, b_hierro@hotmail.com, vida.silvestre@codetel.net.do, marina_hernandez@hotmail.com

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Fundación Jatun Sacha
Pasaje Eugenio de Santillán N34-248
y Maurián. Urbanización Rumipamba
Quito, Ecuador

Lead: Loly Sanchez, Fundación Jatun Sacha/CDC
Tel: (593-2) 331-8156, (593-2) 331-7163, (593-2) 331-8191, (593-2) 243-2240
E-mail: sloly@jatunsacha.org,jatunsacha@jatunsacha.org,elara@ambiente.gov.ec

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Recursos Biológicos
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Avenida Roosevelt y 55 Av. Norte, Torre El Salvador, Edificio IPSFA
San Salvador, El Salvador

Lead: Néstor Herrera, Gerente de Vida Silvestre, Dirección General de Patrimonio Natural;
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Tel: (503) 2233 9307
Fax: (503) 2233 9339
E-mail: nherrera@marn.gob.sv

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Oficina Técnica de Biodiversidad (OTECBIO)
Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
5a. Avenida 6-06, Zona 1, Edif. IPM, 7o. Nivel
Ciduad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Lead: Edgar Selvin Pérez, Director, Oficina Técnica de Biodiversidad (OTECBIO)
Tel: (502) 2422-6700
Fax: (502) 2422-6700 / ext.1001
E-mail: otecbio@conap.gob.gt, gfgb@gmx.at

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Natural History Museum of Jamaica
Institute of Jamaica
10 - 16 East Street
Kingston, Jamaica
Website: www.instituteofjamaica.org.jm

Lead: Suzanne Davis, Ph.D.
Senior Research Officer, Jamaica Clearing House Mechanism
Tel: (876) 922 0620-6
Fax: (876) 922 1147
E-mail: sdavis@nhmj-ioj.org.jm

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CONABIO
Av. Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur 4903
Colonia Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan
14010, México, D.F., Mexico
Website: www.conabio.gob.mx

Lead: Dra. Patricia Koleff
Directora de Analisis y Prioridades
Tel: +52 (55) 5528 9105
Fax: +52 (55) 5528 9131
E-mail: especiesinvasoras@conabio.gob.mxpkoleff@xolo.conabio.gob.mx,

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Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM)
Albrook Edif. 805
Apdo. C0843-00793
Panama

Lead:
Darío Luque
Dirección de Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre
Tel: (507) 500-0803
Fax: (507) 500-0860
E-mail: d.luque@anam.gob.pa

Co-Lead: Melquíades Ramos
Dirección de Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre
E-mail: m.ramos@anam.gob.pa

Co-Lead: Antonio Armas
Dirección de Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre
E-mail: a.armas@anam.gob.pa

Associate: Omar Lopez
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
E-mail: prioria@yahoo.com

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Centro de Datos para la Conservacion (DGPCB)
Secretaría del Ambiente, Presidencia de la República del Paraguay
Avenida Madame Lynch 3500 casi Primer Presidente
Asuncion, Paraguay

Lead: Carolina Elizabeth Pedrozo Silva
Jefe, Division de Invertebrados
Tel: (595-21) 615 812
Fax: (595-21) 61 28 15
E-mail: carolina.pedrozo@gmail.com, cdc@seam.gov.py, ceps@telesurf.com.py

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Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Ricardo Palma
Av. Benavides 4550, Apartado Postal 18-01, Lima Surco, Peru

Lead: Dr. Victor Morales
Tel: +51-1-275-0450, ext 271; 9550-1753
Fax: +51-1-275-3624
E-mail: vmorales@mail.urp.edu.pe, victor9901@yahoo.com

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U.S. Geological Survey
Core Science Analytics and Synthesis (CSAS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 302
Reston, Virginia 20192, USA

Lead: Annie Simpson
Tel: (1-703) 648-4281
Fax: (1-703) 648-4224
E-mail: asimpson@usgs.gov

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Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay
Iguá 4225
Montevideo, Uruguay

Co-Lead: M.Sc. Ernesto Brugnoli Olivera
Tel: (598-2) 525-8618, extension 7150
Fax: (598-2) 525-8617
E-mail: ebo@fcien.edu.uy

Co-Lead: Dr. Pablo Muniz Maciel
Tel: (598-2) 525-8618, extension 7150
Fax: (598-2) 525-8617
E-mail: pmmaciel@fcien.edu.uy

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