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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.

It's Invasive Species Week!

20-26 May 2024 is Invasive Species Week. Invasive non-native plants and animals are one of the top drivers of biodiversity loss. Find out how you can help protect the environment

This week organisations across the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey are working together to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Find out more

Day 2: How are invasive non-native species spread?

Today we're looking at how invasive non-native species are spread. 

One way to prevent the spread of invasive non-native species is to Check Clean Dry boats, clothing and equipment after leaving the water. Read our update on the Check Clean Dry border biosecurity campaign to find out why this is so important when travelling abroad. 

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.