Welcome to the Island Biodiversity and Invasive Species Database (IBIS)IBIS aims to record and provide information on the occurrence, biological status and impacts of invasive alien species on native species on islands, with a focus on those that are classified as ‘threatened’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

"The Critically Endangered Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) can be found in tropical and sub-tropical regions throughout the world. It inhabits coastal waters in more than 108 countries and nests in at least 70 countries. Coastal construction, artificial lighting, and nest predation by introduced species all threaten hawksbill nesting beaches. In the Caribbean, mongooses reportedly prey on Hawksbill turtle eggs in fragmented beach habitats. Trapping around vulnerable beaches has led to much greater breeding success for the turtles."


How to Cite? Invasive Species Specialist Group –ISSG (2015) Island Biodiversity and Invasive Species Database -IBIS Version 2015.1
To contribute data and information please contact the Invasive Species Specialist Group

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An Initiative of the ACP Group, funded by the European Union under the 10th EDF