Anoplophora chinensis (FERA image)

The main objective of the IPSN is to act as an early warning system to recognise new and emerging pest and pathogen risks. It aims to do this by developing a network of both national and international partnerships between plant protection scientists and botanic gardens and arboreta around the world.

The IPSN will:

  • seek and share examples of best practice;
  • develop standardised methodologies for monitoring and surveying of damaging plant pests and pathogens;
  • provide training materials to increase capability among member gardens;
  • facilitate access to diagnostic support;
  • develop databases in order to share and store information; and
  • communicate scientific evidence with NPPOs.