Invasive Species Week


Save the date! The sixth Invasive Species Week will take place from 18-22 May 2020.

and stay tuned for updates. Find some suggestions for ways to take part here.

In the meantime, there are simple things that you can do to help protect the environment

1. If you’re an angler, canoeist, boater or similar, Check Clean Dry your kit after leaving the water to avoid spreading invasive species between waterbodies. It’s even more important if you’re abroad as you could bring back new plants and animals.

2. Be Plant Wise when planning a clear out of your garden, pond or aquarium, dispose of plants responsibly and don’t dump them in the wild.

3. Take care of your pets, never release them or allow them to escape into the wild. It’s cruel and could harm other wildlife.

4. Look out for Asian hornet. Find out more and report sightings at where you can also find links to download the Asian Hornet Watch app.

5. If you enjoy being outside why not join a Local Action Group working on invasive species management. Contact to find your nearest group.

Highlights from last year

Images used throughout: Catherine Chatters, Environment Agency, GB NNSS, Jean Haxaire, John W Anderson, Natural Resources Wales, Nick Davies, RPS Group, Trevor Renals.

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