Invasive and migratory pests cause enormous and often irreversible damage to biodiversity around the world by displacing native and useful species and changing ecosystems. This report carries in-depth research and empirical data on the economic impact, prevention and policy framing on strategic response to invasive and migratory pests.
- Migratory Invasive and destructive pest and weed species threaten the eco system leading to lost production and huge mitigation costs.
- India already experienced ten major attacks on crops by related locusts, moths and worms.
- Limitations in quarantine, and plant and weed import restrictions.
- Stringent entry-port monitoring and quarantine facilities, pest management through chemicals, biological controls, sterile insects, global intelligence systems, perhaps use of typically banned pesticides, and apt exclusive policy required.
- A Stewardship Council or Task Force to be constituted involving all stakeholders.