Ireland’s Invasive Alien Species Soil and Stone Pathway Action Plan 2023 – 2027 Public Consultation Date Released: Thursday, May 4, 2023 The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting interested parties to provide comments and make submissions on ‘Ireland’s Invasive Alien Species Soil and Stone Pathway Action Plan 2023 – 2027’. The relevant documents, … Continued

In July, 22 new species were added to the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern, known as ‘the Union list’ bringing the total number species on the Union list to 88.1 These additional species include 1 algae, 4 plant and 17 animal species. Of these species 11 are terrestrial, 9 are freshwater and … Continued

Record your actions on invasive species through our new mapping system! Our online mapping system for tracking work being carried out on invasive species in Ireland Actions on Invasives, has been released! If you have taken any action to address the threat of invasive species, please register for an account on our site and log … Continued

Tackling Invasive Alien Species, North and South! The National Biodiversity Data Centre and Northern Ireland Environment Agency jointly launch two new invasive species websites during Invasive Species Week 2022. 16th May 2022 The National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency are delighted to come together to jointly launch their two … Continued

Invasive Species Week 2022

For one week every year, organizations across Ireland, the UK, Isle of Mann, Jersey and Guernsey come together for a week of action to raise awareness on invasive alien species and actions to prevent their spread. Invasive Species Week is led by the the GB Non-native Species Secretariat. Invasive Species Week 2022 will be held during … Continued

Press Release ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ Campaign to protect Irish Waterways launched by Leave No Trace Ireland, the National Biodiversity Data Centre and Partners   A new initiative to raise awareness about the spread of harmful invasive plant species and the impact of litter on Irish waterways has been launched by Leave No Trace Ireland in … Continued

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has published two draft Priority Pathway Action Plans on the invasive alien species website, and invites feedback stakeholders and interested parties. These plans, for aquatic pathways, have been developed under Article 13 of the EU IAS Regulation (1143/2014). Article … Continued

Welcome to!

Welcome to, the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s website on invasive alien species. We hope you will find the website a useful resource for information on invasive alien species – those that are in Ireland and widely established, new arrivals (our alert species) and those we are concerned about arriving here in the near future. … Continued