Invasive non-native species (INNS) are one of the largest threats to global biodiversity after habitat loss and destruction. They cost the British economy an estimated £1.7 billion annually and Europe in excess of €12 billion annually. The London Invasive Species Initiative (LISI) has been created to help address these environmental and economic problems within the Greater London area.
Infrastructure Bill receives Royal Assent
As people may have already seen, a few weeks ago the Infrastructure Bill received Royal Assent meaning that species control agreements and orders are possible in England and Wales from April 2015 when the legislation comes into force. For those interested the legislation can be found here. This is a step towards wider scale management […]
Crayfish Conference 2015: Conservation and invasion across the British Isles
17- 19 August 2015
Location: Giggleswick School, Yorkshire Dales
Rapid response required – Johnson grass in central London
London is unique in regards to invasive non-native species as new and previously unseen species often establish first in our urban landscape. One such species, Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), is already known as a highly invasive species in other locations throughout the world. Johnson grass has become naturalised in areas of the United States of America. It […]