Invasive Species

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Invasive non-native species (INNS) pose a threat to ecosystems, outcompeting native plants and animals. 

Like many INNS, UK law dictates that Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) must be disposed of in licenced landfill sites.

Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) lists 139 non-native species impacting native wildlife and habitats such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Signal Crayfish and Edible Dormouse.

Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica)
New Zealand Pygmy Weed (Crassula helmsii)

Invasive species often have complex survival strategies that native species have no evolutionary blueprint to deal with. We offer specialist experience and advice to give you peace of mind when dealing with invasives on your site. We can assist with the careful removal of these species and train your contractors in identification and removal.

Our GIS team produce maps to show the distribution and spread of invasive species and we follow strict biosecurity measures to ensure that we do not cause further spread between sites.

Edible Dormouse (Glis glis)
American Mink (Neovison vison)

How can Ecology Resources help?

This page is just an introduction. We offer free advice regarding all invasive species matters, including how your project may be affected by their presence, or how you can tweak you project design to ensure a biodiversity net gain is achieved. To discuss further, feel free to ring us during office hours or email us at anytime.

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