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Provides links to resources in Europe with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

The Economic Cost of Invasive and Non-native Species in Ireland and Northern Ireland (Mar 2013)
Invasive Species Ireland.
The Invasive Species in Ireland initiative has just published Ireland's first report on the economic cost of invasive and non-native species in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Sale of Invasive Water Plants Banned to Protect Wildlife (Jan 29, 2013)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The sale of five invasive non-native aquatic plant species is to be banned in the UK in order to protect wildlife, Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The banned plants are Water Fern, Parrot's Feather, Floating Pennywort, Australian Swamp Stone-crop (New Zealand Pygmyweed), and Water Primrose. The ban means that all retailers will now have to stop selling these plants or face a fine of up to 5,000 and possibly up to six months in prison. Retailers have a year to adjust to the ban.

The Impacts of Invasive Alien Species in Europe (Dec 2012)
European Environment Agency.
The purpose of this report is to raise awareness among key stakeholders, decision-makers, policymakers and the general public about the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of invasive alien species. Twenty-eight dedicated species accounts are provided to highlight the various types of impacts. These species accounts are based on thorough, up-to-date scientific information from recent research and studies, and highlight the multifaceted impacts of IAS at both the global and regional levels.

European Commission Launch the European Alien Species Information Network (Sep 14, 2012)
European Commission.
How many plants can be found in the Alps that are not native to that region? Which animals were deliberately or accidently introduced to the Danube? How big a threat will they become to local wildlife? EASIN, the European Alien Species Information Network, launched today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), takes a first step towards answering these and other questions related to 16 000 alien species currently reported all over Europe. This information network - the first of its kind in Europe - is an important step to deal with the threat of alien species that become invasive.

Major Update to Europe's 'Alien' Species Catalogue (Sep 12, 2012)
ScienceDaily; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
The key catalogue of information on 'alien' (non-native) species in Europe has undergone a major update. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventory for Europe) database allows the public and policymakers to get a comprehensive overview of which alien species are present in Europe, their impacts and consequences for the environment and society.

Risk-Mapping for 100 Non-Native Species in Europe (PDF | 11.76 MB) (Aug 30, 2012)
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.
This new report by NOBANIS, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers is now available for free at the NOBANIS website. The report aims at providing NOBANIS countries and other European countries with a useful tool for prioritizing their measures to prevent the introduction of IAS. The project further develops the use of biogeographic regions as a tool for warning European countries when a new, potentially invasive species is under establishment. By mapping the current distribution of 100 selected alien species from terrestrial, brackish and freshwater environments, whose distribution range is expectedly still expanding, risk profiles are created and hence the countries will be able to make national alarm lists for these species.


Alien and Visiting Species
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM).
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Aquatic Alien Species in German Inland and Coastal Waters
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Alien Species
EUROPA. European Commission.

Alien Species
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Invasive, Non-Native Plants
Plantlife International (United Kingdom).
Species of Concern

Pests and Diseases
Great Britain. Forestry Commission.
Species of Concern

Non-native Species
Great Britain Non-Native Species Secretariat.

Invasive Species Ireland
Invasive Species Ireland.
Species of Concern; Management; Special Note: Invasive Species in Ireland (2006; PDF | 1 MB)

Invasions: The Invasion Potential of Alien Species
UFZ Centre for Environmental Research (Germany).

Invasive Alien Species in Hungary (PDF | 898 KB)
Környezetvédelmi és Vízügyi Minisztérium (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Resources, Hungary); National Ecological Network.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

National Invasive Species Database (Ireland)
National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Species of Concern

Alien Species
State of the Environment Norway.
Management; Monitoring

Alien Species in Poland
Polska Akademia Nauk (Polish Academy of Sciences). Instytut Ochrony Przyrody (Institute of Nature Conservation).
Species of Concern; Special Note: Searchable database

Invasive Species
The Scottish Government.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Plant Health Controls
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Harmful Weeds and Invasive, Non-Native Plants
United Kingdom Environment Agency.
Species of Concern; Management

Non-Native Species
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (United Kingdom).
Species of Concern; Special Note: Review of Non-Native Species Policy (2003; PDF | 634 KB)

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Baltic Sea Alien Species Database
Klaipeda University (Lithuania). Coastal Research and Planning Institute.
Species of Concern

INVADER: Invasion and Ecosystem Restoration
University of Coimbra (Portugal). Institute of Marine Research.
Species of Concern; Monitoring

Info Flora (Switzerland).
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Species lists; site in German, French, and Italian

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NOBANIS - European Network on Invasive Alien Species
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.
Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Belgian Forum on Invasive Alien Species (BFIS)
Belgian Biodiversity Platform.
Species of Concern; Management

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
European Commission. Sixth Framework Programme.
Species of Concern

Audit of Non-Native Species in England
English Nature.
Species of Concern

Aquatic Invasions
European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Species of Concern

Harlequin Ladybird Survey
The Harlequin Ladybird Survey.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Alien Encounters
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (United Kingdom). National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme.

CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean Sea
International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Illustrated databases

Invasive Aliens in Northern Ireland
National Museums Northern Ireland (United Kingdom).
Species of Concern

Invasive Species & Biosecurity Programme
Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulation; Management

Invasive Species
Waldwissen.net. Information for Forest Management in Central Europe.
Species of Concern; Publications; Special Note: Most of site in German

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