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Everyone involved with non-native species, including gardeners, keepers of exotic species, recreational water users, importers/exporters, horticulturalists and pet owners should be aware of the relevant legislation.

This section provides information on non-native species legislation in GB and beyond. It does not constitute legal advice.

Find out more about legislation relating to non-native species in:

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Across GB, the list of species of Special Concern is one of the main ways we protect our environment, economy and people from harmful invasive species.  Find out how the list of Species of Special Concern is determined and information about potential changes.