Invasive Species Week

In 2015, the NNSS and Defra launched the first Invasive Species Week, bringing together a range of organisations to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and inspire people to #GetINNSvolved and stop the spread!

Find out more about previous Invasive Species Weeks here:

Invasive Species Week 2018!

The fourth Invasive Species Week is coming! 23 - 29 March 2018.

Friday 23rd – Launch of Invasive Species Week,
an introduction to invasive non-native species (INNS) and their impacts, and information about the events taking place throughout the week.

Monday 26th – Ornamental plants.
We’ll be promoting Be Plant Wise and raising awareness of invasive plants.

Tuesday 27th – Hitchhikers.
We’ll be sharing information on the ways that recreational water users, field workers and anyone out in the countryside can help to prevent the spread of INNS, in particular promoting Check Clean Dry.

Wednesday 28th – Exotic pets.
We’ll be looking at some of the animals which have caused problems in the British Isles, and further afield, after being released into the wild.

Thurs 29th – #getINNSvolved –
on the last day of Invasive Species Week we’ll be looking at the work of Local Action Groups and other organisations across the British Isles helping to tackle INNS, and hopefully inspiring others to take part.

Check back here for more information coming soon on events taking place throughout the week. Contact to be added to the mailing list for updates or to let us know your plans.

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