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Refreshed GB Strategy published

The refreshed Great Britain Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy (2023 to 2030) has been published. View the Strategy.

The refreshed Strategy provides a framework within which the actions of Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government, our agencies and external partners can be better co-ordinated to deliver the most effective response to preventing, eradicating and managing invasive non-native species. It aims to take greater account of the increased risks posed by invasive non-native species as a result of climate change.

An independent review of the existing 2015 Strategy was commissioned in 2020. The findings of this review, which were published in January 2021, have informed the development of the refreshed Strategy. The overarching aim of the Strategy is to minimise the risk of introduction and establishment and reduce the negative impacts of invasive non-native species in GB through a strong partnership approach. This Strategy continues to follow the CBD hierarchical approach, which emphasises prevention, followed by early detection and rapid response, and finally long-term management and control.

An implementation plan will be put in place in order to identify key leads and contributors for the delivery of each key action and to help monitor delivery and review success in achieving the key outcomes.