Consultation on management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 11 September 2019. Closing date 23 October 2019.


The EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation came into force in 2015. For widely spread species of Union concern, the Regulation requires effective management measures to be put in place, so that their impact on biodiversity, the related ecosystem services and, where applicable, on human health or the economy are minimised.Management measures consist of lethal or non-lethal, physical, chemical or biological actions aimed at eradication, population control and containment of a population of species of Union concern.


Consultation description

The impact of invasive alien species (IAS) on our domestic and global biodiversity are severe and growing. They challenge the survival of some of our rarest species, damaging our sensitive ecosystems and have an impact on a range of industries and networks, including farming and the building industry and our waterways. DAERA is committed to taking action in dealing with the spread and impact of invasive alien species.

The purpose of this consultation is to obtain your views on the management measures being considered by DAERA. Your responses will help us develop our thinking in this area so that we can put in place processes that will allow for effective action to be taken to manage species of Union concern that are widely spread in Northern Ireland.

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