A SHAREWARE DATABASE ON INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES
Brazilian database on invasive alien species developed by
the Universidad Nacional del Sur, in Argentina, and by the
Horus Institute and The Nature Conservancy in Brazil, has
been offered as a free product for other countries in the
process of compiling data on biological invasions.
support from the Inter-American
Invasive Species Information Network (I3N), the
database was structurally improved to facilitate interaction
with end users and translated from Portuguese to English
and Spanish. Operational manuals are also available in the
you are interested in using this database in your country,
please fill in the registration form (click
the right button here and choose "save as"
to download the Mircrosoft Word file) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive the database by email, along with the corresponding
manual in the language you choose. Please let us know if
you have any restrictions in the size of email attachments.
If you do, you might prefer to download the manual from
this page. The database will only function in Microsoft
Access 2000 or superior versions.
database needs to be customized for each country, since
some data is country-specific. We will ask you to provide
some data and then prepare it for you.
is only functional in Access 2000 or a superior version.
The manuals are available for download in Microsoft Word
format, compacted through Winzip:
version (3.711 Kb)
version (3.158 Kb)
version (3.053 Kb)
PROBLEM SOLVING FILES
The error files are zipped together and available for problem-solving
regarding Access libraries. Only use them if you need to,
and according to instructions in the manual.
OF THE DATABASE
database is currently being used in Brazil,
Argentina, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Ecuador,
Paraguay, and Venezuela. Mexico and Colombia have incorporated
the fields into their larger biodiversity databases in order
to facilitate data exchange in the future.
advantage of having several countries use the same database
platform lies in easy communication and data exchange in
the future. This can greatly contribute to the conservation
of natural resources and wild habitats, especially for countries
Nature Conservancy, the Horus Institute, the Universidad
del Sur from Argentina and I3N are promoting training workshops
on invasive alien species and the use of this database in
several countries in South and Central America. If you are
interested, please contact
cheerfully thank all the technical advice received from:
Michael Browne, Global
Invasive Species Database Manager, Invasive Species
Specialist Group, World Conservation Union - IUCN, New Zealand
Philip Thomas, Hawaiian
Ecosystems at Risk, USGS, USA
AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Andrea Grosse, I3N Project Manager, IABIN - NBII / USGS
without whom this work would not have been accomplished!
Nature Conservancy of Brazil, for investment and office
DEVELOPMENT AND MANUALS
Mónica Sonaglioni, Programmer, Universidad
Nacional del Sur, Argentina
João Scucato, Programmer, Brazil
Zalba, Professor, Universidad del Sur, Argentina
Silvia R. Ziller, Ecologist, The Horus Institute/The Nature
Dudeque Zenni, Student in Forestry, Federal University of