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Invasive Species Week

Invasive Species Week is an annual week of awareness raising and events to help prevent the spread, and reduce the harmful impacts, of invasive non-native plants and animals.

Invasive Species Week 2024

Invasive Species Week 2024 will take place from the 20th to 26th May 2024.

Please contact us to be added to our mailing list for updates.

What can I do?

There are five simple things that you can do to help prevent the spread of invasive non-native species. If you want to know more, view our guidance for different groups.

Number one and illustration of fishing and kayaking Keep any boats, clothing, footwear and equipment used in water free of invasive non-native species – remember to Check Clean Dry after use.  
Number two and illustration of wheelbarrow and leaf Be Plant Wise and don't let your garden, pond, or aquarium plants enter the wild.
Number three and illustration of fish tank and paw prints Take care of your pets, never release them or allow them to escape into the wild. It’s cruel and could harm other wildlife. 
Number 4 and illustration of phone and magnifying glass looking at a beetle Look out for Asian hornet and other alert species and record your sightings. Read more on Asian hornet and how to report sightings, find free ID sheets for invasive non-native species.
Number 5 and illustration of a woodland and a group of people together If you enjoy being outside why not volunteer with a Local Action Group working on invasive species management.