Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative

Michael Sutton-Croft inside his alien spaceship at a biodiversity awareness raising event in Norwich

The Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative was launched in 2008 to promote the prevention, control and eradication of invasive, alien species.

It seeks to do this by:

  • Collating and monitoring data on the distribution and spread of non-native species in the county;
  • Developing action plans to address the species of most urgent concern;
  • Facilitating control and eradication projects at high priority sites;
  • Promoting awareness of the risks and impacts associated with non-native species.

The Initiative has been established under the umbrella of the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and works through a stakeholders' forum comprised of representatives from over 20 organisations. It is financially supported by the Broads Authority, the Environment Agency, Natural England, Norfolk County Council and the Water Management Alliance. 

Active management of invasive non-native aquatic plants


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