The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) publish management measures for the 11 designated Widely Spread Species (WSS) in Northern Ireland – http://invasivespeciesireland.com/legislation/european-union/management-measures-for-widely-spread-species/
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have issued a plant and human health warning due to oak processionary moth being found recently in Dublin on planted oak trees imported from Belgium. Whilst the adult is a grey-ish non-descript moth, it is the caterpillars that give the moth its name and present a risk to both […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.