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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 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? . 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 […]

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