Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Invasive

non native species and fish diseases damage our environment, the economy, our health and the way we live.

We need your support to increase awareness and better understanding of Invasive Non Native Species and Biosecurity issues and impacts and what can be done about them.

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What are Invasive Non Native Species?

They are many non-native animals or plants that have the ability to spread causing damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live.

American Mink

American Mink

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What is Biosecurity?

SEARS in their Biosecurity Guidance states that ”Good biosecurity practice refers to a way of working that minimises the risk of contamination and the spread of animals and plant pests and diseases, parasites and non-native species”.

A Scottish Government report estimated the potential Net Economic Value loss to Scotland of the introduction of the salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris at £633 million with severe consequences for rural communities.

Read more about our Biodiversity Plans