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

    Equipment available

    Purchasing equipment required to manage some invasive species can be expensive, and considering it’s generally not required all year round it can be difficult to set aside those resources. So with the aim of making these resources easier to access, LISI has purchased some specific equipment that can be borrowed. The equipment: At present we […]

    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 […]