Identification guides and species information

View identification guides for many invasive species from: Identification guides – Invasives.ie

Access referenced species profile accounts with interactive distribution maps by using the ‘Search for a non-native species’ search box widget on this website or go directly to the  Species Profile Browser · Species Profile (biodiversityireland.ie)

Additional identification and information resources on Invasive Alien Species of Union concern available from the European Commission:

Control and management

RAPID (Reducing and Preventing IAS Dispersal) LIFE project  – Good Practice Management guidance documents:

 

American Mink
American Skunk Cabbage
Carpet Sea Squirt
Curly Waterweed

 

Floating Pennywort
Giant Hogweed
Himalayan Balsam
New Zealand Pigmyweed

 

Pacific Oyster

 

Invasive Species Ireland – Invasive Species Action Plans (ISAPs)

The below Invasive Species Action Plans were developed under the Invasive Species Ireland initiative.  The overall aim of the plans is to put in place mechanisms to prevent introduction or new introductions of the species to Ireland, and, to set out actions required for successful implementation and guidance on methods for eradication/control of the target invasive species in Ireland.

 

Chinese Mitten Crab
Chub
Fringed Water Lily
Giant Rhubarb

 

Hottentot Fig
New Zealand Pigymyweed
Non-native Crayfish
Parrots Feather

 

Ruddy Duck
Small Predatory Mammals
Water Fern
Water Fern
Water Primrose

 

Wild Boar

 

Videos

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Links

In Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland: www.invasivespeciesireland.com

Inland Fisheries Ireland: www.fisheriesireland.ie

In Britain

GB Non-native Species Secretariat: www.nonnativespecies.org

European IAS Networks and information databases

NOBANIS – European Network on Invasive Alien Species

www.nobanis.org

EASIN -European Alien Species Information Network

http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

DAISIE – Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe

www.europe-aliens.org

AquaNIS – European marine alien species database

http://www.corpi.ku.lt/databases/index.php/aquanis/

International IAS Networks

GISID – Global Invasive Species Database

www.issg.org/database/welcome

GISIN – Global Invasive Species Information Network

www.gisinetwork.org

ISSG – Invasive Species Specialist Group

www.issg.org

CABI – Invasive Species Compendium

http://www.cabi.org/isc/

Online journals (open access)

Aquatic Invasions – www.aquaticinvasions.net

BioInvasions records – www.reabic.net/journals/bir/Default.aspx

Management of Biological Invasions – www.reabic.net/journals/mbi/Default.aspx