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“Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Northern Ireland”

Today, DAERA launch a six week consultation in relation to the  “Management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Northern Ireland” The consultation documents can be accessed and downloaded at The purpose of this consultation is to obtain your views on the management measures being considered by DAERA for species of Union […]

Asian hornet identified in south Hampshire.

Beekeepers asked to remain vigilant as single Asian hornet is spotted in Hampshire. The National Bee Unit (in GB) has yesterday (Wednesday 3 July 2019) confirmed a sighting of an individual, female Asian hornet in New Milton, Hampshire, after it was reported by a member of the public via the Asian Hornet Watch App. Based […]

Bee Inspired

The insects that pollinate around 80% of our food crops are at risk but you can help! Come along and join NIEA , Butterfly Conservation, Bug Life, Roe Valley Bee Keepers and Causeway Coast and Glens Council, learn how you can support pollinators by making small changes that will make a big difference to the […]

Have a bash” in Castle Archdale!

As part of the ‘Aliens on the Lough’ project, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is teaming up with Castle Archdale Country Park to tackle some of the invasive plants growing in the woodland. Volunteers are invited to come along and participate in a Himalayan Balsam Bashing Day on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 1pm – 3pm. […]

The National Bee Unit (NBU) have detected a new Asian hornet nest in New Alresford, Hampshire.

The nest was promptly destroyed by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) Wildlife Team and the NBU is continuing to search for further nests, with support from local beekeepers. As you may already be aware there have also been recently confirmed cases in Hull and Cornwall.  Two nests have now been destroyed in Cornwall […]

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland