Stop The Spread!
INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK
24th – 30th May 2021
WHAT ARE INVASIVE SPECIES?
Invasive Species are one of the top 5 highest risks to world and UK biodiversity according to the UK Government’s 2017 Foresight review.
Invasive Species are plants and animals from other countries that have been introduced and have become established outside of their normal habitat or native country.
The spread of invasive species is a major issue in both marine and inland waters around the world. They can disrupt our boating activities, compete with native plants and animals and can cause major changes to entire ecosystems.
You can support this campaign week in the following ways:
- Follow @TheGreenBlue and use #InvasiveSpeciesWeek on social media and help share our posts to increase awareness of invasive species and guidance on how recreational boaters can help prevent their spread.
- Request a Check Clean Dry Awareness Kit using our online Resource Request Form. The kit contains outdoor A3 metal signs to display, guidance leaflets and posters to help raise awareness.
- Find out more about invasive species and how to ‘Stop the Spread’ by following the Check, Clean, Dry biosecurity guidance to remove them from your craft, equipment, clothing and structures: