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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 […]

Invasive Species Northern Ireland

Invasive Species Northern Ireland