London Invasive Species Initiative

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.

    Latest News

    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 […]

    Events & Courses

    Twelfth Non-Native Species Stakeholder Forum


    Tuesday 16th June, 2015

    Location: The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

    Cost: Free

    Case Studies

    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 […]