ERCCIS and Cornwall Wildlife Trust LAG


ERCCIS (The Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and Cornwall Wildlife Trust Local Action Group established in 2009 to campaign against the spread of aquatic INNS (Invasive Non-native Species). Initially our work concentrated on raising awareness of the threats posed by freshwater aquatic plants through the Pond Check project. However in 2010 we extended our remit to investigate the potential threats to the Cornish coast and estuarine environments from marine INNS. In collaboration with stakeholders and associated organisations, including the Marine Biological Association we hope to discover which species have already established; identify those which pose a significant threat and determine their likely pathways of introduction.

Volunteers removing invasive plants at Botallack

Volunteers removing invasive plants at Botallack

There are three key strands to the work of our Local Action Group

a) Research

b) Monitoring and surveillance

c) Raising awareness

Through our marine citizen science project we strive to develop an extensive network of trained volunteers able to seek out, identify and report INNS. 

Aquatic plant identification workshop

Aquatic plant identification workshop

Please click to download the items below:

Pond Check Report (Nov 2011)

Pond Check flyer

Marine Citizen poster (2012)


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