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


European Commission Adopts First EU List of Invasive Alien Species, An Important Step Towards Halting Biodiversity Loss (Jul 13, 2016; PDF | 205 KB)
European Commission.
The EU Regulation on invasive alien species entered into force on 1 January 2015. At its core is this list of invasive alien species of Union concern, which has been drawn up on the basis of strict criteria and scientifically robust risk assessments, and approved by a Committee of Member State representatives.

New Indicator Maps and Quantifies Invasive Alien Species in the Mediterranean (Apr 22, 2016)
European Alien Species Information Network.
A newly developed index identifies areas of the Mediterranean Sea which are most affected by non-native, invasive alien species introduced through the Suez Canal, by aquaculture or through shipping. The top invaders appear to be algae, according to the JRC study. The Cumulative Impact of Invasive Alien species (CIMPAL) index calculation brings together datasets on IAS distribution with literature information on the impacts of IAS on biodiversity.

Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe's Lakes and Rivers: How Do They Come In? (Nov 13, 2015)
European Commission. Joint Research Centre.
A JRC-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and stocking activities as the main pathways of alien species introduction in European lakes and rivers. Germany, the UK and Italy are the main entry gateways. The authors recommend tightened controls, and improved prevention and management measures in order to halt the increasing trend of freshwater alien species introductions in Europe. The study is the first pan-European assessment of both the main pathways and gateways of first introductions for freshwater alien species in Europe.


NOBANIS - European Network on Invasive Alien Species
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.

European Alien Species Information Network
European Commission. Joint Research Centre.

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

European Commission. Seventh Framework Programme. VECTORS Project.

Info Flora (Switzerland).
Special Note: Site in German, French, and Italian.

Invasive Species
Waldwissen.net. Information for Forest Management in Central Europe.

Invasive Species Ireland
Northern Ireland Environment Agency; National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland).
See also: Invasive Species in Ireland (2006; PDF | 1 MB)

International Government

Alien and Visiting Species
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM).

Belgian Forum on Invasive Alien Species (BFIS)
Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Invasive Alien Species
EUROPA. European Commission.

Alien Species
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Pests and Diseases
Great Britain. Forestry Commission.

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

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

CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Science Commission.

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

Alien Species
State of the Environment Norway.

Alien Species in Poland
Polska Akademia Nauk (Polish Academy of Sciences). Instytut Ochrony Przyrody (Institute of Nature Conservation).

Invasive Species
Scottish Government.

Plant Health Controls
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.

Harmful Weeds and Invasive, Non-Native Plants
United Kingdom Environment Agency.

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


Audit of Non-Native Species in England
English Nature.

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

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

Invasive Species & Biosecurity Programme
Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland.

Aquatic Alien Species in German Inland and Coastal Waters

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

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