Issue Number: 2
Welcome to the October issue of LISI News. Its been an interesting month so below is a brief update for your reading pleasure.
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News this month
Quagga Mussel confirmed in London – Environment Agency briefing note and identification information here http://www.nonnativespecies.org/alerts/index.cfm Biosecurity is now essential, do you ‘Check, Clean, Dry?’
European Commission – has approved the Invasive Alien Species Regulation, 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