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Joint launch of Invasive Non Native/Alien Species websites

  16th May 2022 Tackling Invasive Alien Species, North and South! The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre jointly launch two new invasive species websites during Invasive Species Week 2022. 16th May 2022 The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre are delighted to come together to […]

Frequently Asked Questions for the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement & Permitting Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

Guidance relating to the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation, as embedded in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Download this document which contains some Frequently Asked Questions relating to the related obligations of companion animal owners, pet shops, zoos and private collections, horticulture trade, gardeners and private landowners.

The Great Britain Non Native Species Secretariat publish their latest newsletter featuring INNS related activities in G.B.

GBNNSS November 21 Newsletter

Publication of the Invasive Non-Native Species Didemnum Vexillum Action Plan

15 July 2021 The British-Irish Council Environment work sector tasked the Invasive Non-Native Species subgroup with producing an Action Plan to address the issues associated with the invasive non-native tunicate Didemnum Vexillum.   This Didemnum Vexillum Action Plan was finalised and received Ministerial approval at the BIC Environment work sector Ministerial meeting held virtually in November 2020.  The […]

First discovery of population of Quagga mussel in Ireland

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has issued an Invasive Species Alert for Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in Ireland. As this is also a potential threat to catchments in Northern Ireland, DAERA have upgraded the Potential status on the Invasive Species Ireland website to Established and also added to their Species Alerts  DAERA will also […]

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