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What are non-native species?

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

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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.

Look out for Asian hornet

Find out how to identify and report Asian hornet and see the latest updates on sightings in 2023 on the website of the National Bee Unit. You can order free posters and ID sheets to raise awareness, see the Asian hornet alert page for details. Image: Jean Haxaire.

Major new report on invasive non-native species published

White text reads 'The Invasive Alien Species Report'

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has published the results of its four-year Assessment on Invasive Alien Species and their Control. Watch our webinar with Professor Helen Roy, co-chair of the Assessment, and find out more about the report and its findings and how you can help prevent the spread of invasive species.

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.