In 2013, EPPO published a poster 'Don't Risk It' together with an accompanying leaflet. The objective of these documents is to raise public awareness about the risks of moving plants and their associated pests during international travel and to encourage responsible behaviour. It is primarily intended that the poster should be displayed in airports or any other sites where international travellers will see it (e.g. seaports, railway stations, travel agencies, embassies). This poster was endorsed officially by the EPPO Executive Committee in April 2013 and circulated to all EPPO member countries in May 2013. National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) are strongly encouraged to contact airport authorities or any other relevant bodies so that the poster can be displayed as widely as possible.
Any interested person can download these documents (pdf files - in English and French)
NPPOs of EPPO member countries have been given the possibility to personalize and translate these documents into national languages. Original files in InDesign and Word formats, as well as necessary fonts (Latin characters) were sent to all NPPOs in May 2013. The EPPO Secretariat would very much appreciate to receive feed-back from NPPOs about the use of the poster and leaflet. For example, this webpage could be used to display images of the EPPO poster once translated into different languages, and the EPPO Secretariat promises to post the first image of the poster in an airport that it receives.
The EPPO Secretariat wishes to thank more particularly Dr David Slawson from Fera (GB) and the members of the EPPO Panel on Plant Protection Information for their valuable help during the preparation of these documents.
Courtesy: Scott Meadows (States of Jersey
Environmental Management and Rural Economy)
If the EPPO poster has also been displayed in your country, please let us know and send us a picture!