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Ireland's Invasive Species Website

invasives.ie is the National Biodiversity Data Centre portal to information on invasive alien species in Ireland.

Our Role

Read about the National Biodiversity Data Centre's work on invasive alien species
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Welcome to

Ireland's Invasive Species Website

invasives.ie is the National Biodiversity Data Centre portal to information on invasive alien species in Ireland.

Crayfish Plague

Find out about the crayfish plague disease in Ireland
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Welcome to

Ireland's Invasive Species Website

invasives.ie is the National Biodiversity Data Centre portal to information on invasive alien species in Ireland.

EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species

View the invasive species regulated across all European Member States
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Species Alerts

Two Coypu. One animal showing distinctive orange teeth

Coypu

Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)

  • First sighting 2010
  • Freshwater & terrestrial
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Species identification guides

View identification guides for invasive species.

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What happens to your sighting record?

Find out more about what happens when you submit an invasive species sighting record

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Biosecurity and prevention measures

Discover how you can play a role in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species.

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Control and management of IAS

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Invasive Species in Ireland

Invasive species pose a significant threat to our native wildlife and the functioning of our ecosystems. Through prevention, early detection, rapid response, eradication and control measures, we can reduce the risk of their introduction, establishment, spread and impact. This website has been developed to provide information and resources to learn more about invasive species, report your sightings and record action taken on invasive species throughout Ireland.