IFI Invasive Species app now available from Google Play and iTunes

Inland Fisheries Ireland have launched an exciting new smart phone app that is now available for free download from the Google Play and iTunes App Store stores. The easy to use and readily accessible ‘IFI – Invasive Species’ app will aid users in the identification of invasive species and permit them to take georeferenced photographs […]

Chalara disease found in young ash trees

http://www.merrionstreet.ie/index.php/2012/10/chalara-disease-found-in-young-ash-trees/ The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today confirmed a finding of the disease (Chalara fraxinea) at a site in County Leitrim. The disease is known as ash dieback and it is a first finding for Ireland. The disease causes significant damage and has spread rapidly in continental Europe where it is […]

Marine Non-native Species Network Analysis

Modelling the risk of the introduction and spread of non-indigenous species in the UK and Ireland Download full report. Executive summary Non-indigenous species (NIS) pose a major threat to global biodiversity, and incur significant economic costs. As a result it is necessary to prevent their introduction and spread. This is reflected in the requirement to […]

Balsam Bash 2012

Invasive Species Ireland is supporting Himalayan Balsam Bash 2012. This is an initiative designed and run by Inland Fisheries Ireland as part of Fisheries Awareness Week. When is Fisheries Awareness Week? 12 May to 20 May 2012 Where can I find out more and how to get involved? http://www.faw.ie/himalayan-balsalm-bash/ . Why Himalayan Balsam Bashing? It is possible […]

Economic Impact Assessment

Invasive non-native species are non-native plants and animals that have the ability to spread causing damage to the environment, economy, our health and the way we live. These can include animals and plants that have been here a long time such as rabbits, the brown rat and rhododendron, as well as more recent arrivals. The […]

Crayfish website

New website available from Buglife, funded by the Environment Agency: The UK Crayfish website www.buglife.org.uk/uk-crayfish-hub, brings together up to date information about the UK’s only native crayfish, the White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobuis pallipes) and its conservation. Also provided is a range of information about non-native crayfish species, their impacts and control. The website contains both professional and […]

Economic impact assessment species list

This list is provided to support the data gathering phase of the economic impact assessment for invasive species in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Please do not use or refer to this list for any other purpose without contacting the project team. This is not an exhaustive list; if you have information on other invasive species […]

Statement from the National Museum of Ireland on Wild Boar

The uncertainty surrounding the natural history of wild boar in Ireland was highlighted in the Policy Position Statement prepared by Invasive Species Ireland. A statement was requested from the National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division, on the natural history of wild boar in Ireland and on the evidence of whether or not wild boar was […]

Strive: Alien Invasive Species in Irish Water bodies

As part of the STRIVE Programme 2007–2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commissioned this project (‘Alien Invasive Species in Irish Water Bodies’) with the aims of improving knowledge on the nature and extent of IAS and their impact on natural ecosystems; developing up-to-date national distribution maps showing the location of aquatic IAS in Ireland; and […]

Press Release: Action plan to prevent wild boar threatening agriculture, environment and economy published

Action plan to prevent wild boar threatening agriculture, environment and economy published Release date: [18 November 2011] Download the Wild Boar Policy Position Statement Download the Wild Boar Invasive Species Action Plan [Update: Additional information on this topic was added to the website and can be found at the following link:  http://invasivespeciesireland.com/news/wild-boar-statement/] A wild boar is […]

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