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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.

A picture of a mobile phone screen showing the Asian Hornet app

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 new 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.

What's new? 

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

Want to help the wildlife in your garden?

View our new guide to gardening without invasive plants, with over 160 plants to use in their place.

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.