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Welcome to the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (NNSS) website. The NNSS has produced this site to help anyone interested in finding out more about non-native species, and facilitate those working on this subject in Britain. This section of the website provides information on the following: 

About the NNSS

UK and GB coordination on non-native species

  • UK / GB Coordination - learn about the UK Programme board and GB Committee, and working groups on specific non-native species issues.
  • GB Strategy - read the GB Invasive Non-native Species Strategy.
  • Stakeholder Forum - learn about the annual Stakeholder Forum and read the proceedings from the latest events.


  • News and events - view the latest news items and information on upcoming events.
  • Newsletters - read the latest non-native species newsletter.

Search for a non-native species

Find information on over 3,000 species in the Information Portal

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