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DAERA publish the Northern Ireland Rapid Response Contingency Plan for Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax)

DAERA publish the Northern Ireland Rapid Response Contingency Plan for Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs have published a Rapid Response Contingency Plan in preparation for the possible arrival of the Asian hornet to Northern Ireland. As nests and sightings of this invasive non-native species continue to be […]

Another Asian hornet confirmed in GB!! 1st October 2019

There has been another record of an Asian hornet confirmed in G.B. this time in Christchurch, Dorset. Please help us raise awareness about this non – native invasive species. We would ask the public to report any suspect sightings immediately. In Northern Ireland please enter them @ www2.habitas.org.uk/records/ISI or use the Asian Hornet Watch app for iPhone […]

Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland – Public Discussion Document – have your say…

The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking views on the potential scope, scale and ambition of Northern Ireland’s first environment strategy. We’re using NIDirect’s Citizen Space to collate responses to a public discussion document on a future Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland.

“Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Northern Ireland”

Today, DAERA launch a six week consultation in relation to the  “Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Northern Ireland” The consultation documents can be accessed and downloaded at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/consultations/ The purpose of this consultation is to obtain your views on the management measures being considered by DAERA for species of Union […]

Asian hornet identified in south Hampshire.

Beekeepers asked to remain vigilant as single Asian hornet is spotted in Hampshire. The National Bee Unit (in GB) has yesterday (Wednesday 3 July 2019) confirmed a sighting of an individual, female Asian hornet in New Milton, Hampshire, after it was reported by a member of the public via the Asian Hornet Watch App. Based […]

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