Biosecurity refers to practices taken to prevent the introduction and spread of organisms (species and pathogens) in the wild

“Biosecurity needs to be second nature to us all”

We can all play a role in protecting our environment from invasive species as we enjoy the outdoors. The fundamental principle wherever you go, is to check and clean your footwear, equipment including bikes, boats, angling equipment or anything else that could carry visible or invisible living organisms from one location to another.  It is particularly vital to do this when moving between waterbodies even if there are days or weeks between visits. For pets or garden plants, protecting nature can be taking  measures to prevent them escaping to the wild and choosing species that may not be become invasive.

This section provides information on targeted biosecurity campaigns, pathway action plans and codes of practice. It will be up-dated periodically so do check-back again.