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Brown roots and green shooting leaves of Fallopia Japonica, Japanese knotweed

What are non-native species?

Learn what non-native and invasive non-native species are.

The Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, foraging on purple and white flowers

Species alerts!

View a list of current alert species to lookout for and record.

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Record non-native species

Find information on identifying non-native species and where to record your sightings.

Is this the first time you've visited our website?

We've updated our website and made some changes to the way our content is grouped to make it easier to find what you need. You can use the search box to look up the species or information you are looking for, or browse through the topics in the header and footer.

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If you have any issues finding what you need, please contact us.  

A gardener is putting plant waste into a compost bin. Text on the image advises to compost plants at home as it benefits your garden, saves food and plant waste from landfill, and helps prevent the spread of invasive plants into the wild where they can harm the environment

Be Plant Wise this autumn

If you're clearing out your garden, remember to dispose of your plant waste responsibly to avoid spreading invasive non-native plants. Find out more about how to Be Plant Wise

What can I do?

What can I do?

Find out how you can help to prevent the spread of invasive non-native species.

Check, Clean, Dry

Do you take part in angling, canoeing, boating or similar activities? Find out how to protect the environment and activities you enjoy by keeping your kit free of invasive non-native species.

Be Plant Wise

Gardeners and aquarium owners, help native wildlife to thrive - view our tips on preventing your plants from becoming invasive in the wild.