The Department of Environment is seeking views on a draft Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Northern Ireland.
The vision for the Strategy is that it will establish a coordinated policy and management framework that minimises the risk of invasive alien species to the economy, environment and society. The Strategy is structured into components which reflect the main challenges for Northern Ireland and are in line with the guiding principles set out by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Invasive Species Programme.
Increasing awareness and understanding of the risks and the issues involved in tackling invasive alien species is a central overarching issue.
The consultation period closes on 30 September 2011.
A letter to consultees, the consultation document and the consultation response form can be accessed using the below links. Details on how to submit responses are outlined in the covering letter and the consultation document.
Consultation Response Form (212 kb)