Invasive Species Week 2018

Invasive Species Week 2018!

The fourth Invasive Species Week is coming!
23 – 29 March 2018. 

Each day over the week will be themed to highlight a particular area of invasive species prevention;

  • Friday 23rd – Launch of Invasive Species Week, an introduction to invasive non-native species (INNS) and their impacts, and information about the events taking place throughout the week.
  • The launch day will coincide with the British Irish Council Ministerial meeting in Dublin on the same day.
  • In Northern Ireland the week will be launched by senior DAERA officials at the Angling First site in Dromore County Down.
    The event will promote to the young anglers the necessity to Check Clean Dry all their angling equipment as they move from one site to another in order to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
  • In Dublin, Ireland is organising a biosecurity event for recreational water users on the River Liffey to highlight the importance of biosecurity to water users throughout Ireland. Keep an eye on the NPWS website for further details.
  • Monday 26th – Ornamental plants. We’ll be promoting Be Plant Wise and raising awareness of invasive plants.
  • Tuesday 27th – Hitchhikers. We’ll be sharing information on the ways that recreational water users, field workers and anyone out in the countryside can help to prevent the spread of INNS, in particular promoting Check Clean Dry.
  •  Wednesday 28th – Exotic pets. We’ll be looking at some of the animals which have caused problems in the British Isles, and further afield, after being released into the wild.
  • Thurs 29th – #getINNSvolved – on the last day of Invasive Species Week we’ll be looking at the work of Local Action Groups and other organisations across the British Isles helping to tackle INNS, and hopefully inspiring others to take part.

Check back here for more information coming soon on specific events taking place throughout the week.
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland