January 2015

Issue Number: 4

Hi All,

Welcome to the first edition of LISI News for 2015!

To celebrate invasives week we are launching our Invasive species of the Month to raise awareness of less known INNS in London. The first species is:

American skunk-cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

Therefore if you would like any more information on this species feel to get in touch. 

      Cheers, Karen

News this month

Quagga Mussel confirmed in London – Information and briefing notes and identification information here http://www.nonnativespecies.org/alerts/index.cfm Biosecurity is now essential, do you ‘Check, Clean, Dry?’

European Commission –Invasive Alien Species Regulation, came into force 1st Jan 2015. Information available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/invasivealien/index_en.htm

Home Office ‘Reform of anti-social behaviour powers Japanese Knotweed and other invasive non-native plants’. You may have seen this directly or have seen it in the media. LISI is working with some partners to gain clarification and will provide more information shortly for those interested.

Invasives on iGiGL – invasive non-native species  data is available on Greenspace Information for Greater London’s online interface iGiGL. GiGL partners can log in and see species layers now at http://www.gigl.org.uk/online/ London wide risk layers to be released soon. Watch this space!

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP): New UN guidelines targeting pets, terrarium and aquarium species and live bait to minimise the risk of invasive species. http://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-48-en.pdf

Anything we’ve missed?

Something to add to next month’s bulletin?

Get in touch karen@gigl.org.uk

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