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Consultation on management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in England and Wales

18 July 2019

Consultation on management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in England and Wales
Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking your views on proposed management measures for 14 widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) found within England and Wales. The EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation came into force in 2015. For widely spread species of Union concern, the Regulation requires effective management measures to be put in place, so that the species’ impact on biodiversity, the related ecosystem services and, where applicable, on human health or the economy are minimised. Management measures consist of lethal or non-lethal, physical, chemical or biological actions aimed at eradication, population control and containment of a population of species of Union concern.

Please see the website for more information on the consultation and how to respond. Note, responses should be received by the 12th September 2019.


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