Launch of the Actions on Invasives 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 your efforts:


‘Actions on Invasives’ is an online mapping system that allows everyone to log and map the actions they have taken on invasive alien species, providing public recognition of your efforts, and facilitating co-ordination of actions taken to address invasive species across Ireland. The Actions on Invasives initiative is managed by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

You’ve taken action to tackle the threat of invasive species now you will be able to log it in the Actions on Invasives mapping portal!

This portal will give recognition to your efforts. Importantly, it will also contribute to a better understanding of all the actions taken across Ireland offering a space to share information and providing the opportunity for collaboration between different groups taking action.

We’re excited to launch the portal for five key sectors/groups including: Gardeners, Clubs & Associations, City & County Councils, Central Government/State Agencies and Local Communities (including Tidy Towns). We will continue to add more sectors/groups to the system over the course of the year so that everyone can log the actions that they are taking on invasive species in Ireland.


Instructions for how to use the system can be found here.


Main features:

  • Mapping system shows all sites where invasive species are being addressed/actively managed
  • Users can filter by ‘group type’ to show only sites logged by a specific group (i.e. all sites logged by City & County Councils)
  • Users can filter by ‘action type’ to show all sites that are taking a particular type of action (e.g. Early detection)
  • Users can filter by plant or animal species to show all logged sites where a particular species is being addressed/controlled (e.g. All sites that have logged Rhododendron control/management actions).
  • Users can view summary details for all logged sites.
  • Documents and photographs can be uploaded for each site to facilitate idea/resource sharing within and between different groups.



  • Providing a mapping system to log sites for all groups and organisations who are actively managing invasive species.
  • Building capacity to co-ordinate actions taken to tackle invasive species.
  • Building a national network and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Demonstrates group and organisations commitment to protecting biodiversity.
  • Open source of information for the public and interested sectors/groups.
  • Acknowledges the joint national effort to tackle invasive species.