The Great Britain Non Native Species Secretariat publish their latest newsletter featuring INNS-related activities in G.B.

GBNNSS November 23 Newsletter Access the Newsletter online here.

Spread of invasive species into Scotland: study

A horizon scanning study involving analysis of pathways of spread of invasive non-native species into Scotland. It considers species having the highest likelihood of arrival and establishment and the magnitude of their potential negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystems over the next 10 years. Invasive non-native species (INNS) are one of the major threats to […]

Crayfish plague outbreak on the Upper Ballinderry River

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs urge water users, both recreational and commercial to take precautions when visiting the Upper Ballinderry River catchment in Co Tyrone. The warning comes after a number of dead native white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) were discovered during routine Water Framework Directive (WFD) freshwater invertebrate monitoring surveys along the stretch of […]

IPBES publish a major report on invasive non-native species

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published the results of its four-year Assessment on Invasive Alien Species and their Control.  Media Release: IPBES Invasive Alien Species Assessment Update 02/11/23: The full report can now be accessed here. This comprehensive report highlights the seriousness of the threat posed by invasive non-native […]

Loughs Agency also appeals for vigilance to the potential presence of Pacific salmon in Foyle and Carlingford Catchments

Loughs Agency has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon encountered in the Foyle and Carlingford Catchments during the coming months. In 2017, 2019 and 2021 this non-native fish species unexpectedly appeared in unprecedented numbers in multiple river systems on the island of […]

DAERA call for anglers to look out for Pacific, Pink Salmon in 2023 in the rivers they manage

There is an increased likelihood for increased numbers of Pink salmon in the rivers within the DAERA area in 2023. It is important for anglers to be aware of what to do in the event that they encounter a Pink salmon as most rivers in the DAERA area require anglers to practice catch and release for […]

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) announce a finding of Thaumetopoea processionea (Oak Processionary Moth) in Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have announced a finding of Thaumetopoea processionea, commonly known as the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) in Ireland. Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars were found on four Oak trees in a Dublin housing estate. The nests and four trees have been destroyed. Ireland has a Protected Zone status […]

Joint launch of Invasive Non Native/Alien Species websites

16th May 2022 Tackling Invasive Alien Species, North and South! The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre jointly launch two new invasive species websites during Invasive Species Week 2022. 16th May 2022 The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre are delighted to come together to jointly […]

Frequently Asked Questions for the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement & Permitting Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

Guidance relating to the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation, as embedded in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Download this document which contains some Frequently Asked Questions relating to the related obligations of companion animal owners, pet shops, zoos and private collections, horticulture trade, gardeners and private landowners.

The Great Britain Non Native Species Secretariat publish their latest newsletter featuring INNS related activities in G.B.

GBNNSS November 21 Newsletter

Invasive Species Northern Ireland

Invasive Species Northern Ireland