Stop The Spread!
INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION
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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.
How to Support Our Campaign
- Support ‘Invasive Species Week’ Oct 2020, dates TBC. Follow @TheGreenBlue and use #InvasiveSpeciesWeek on social media throughout the week and share our facts on invasive animals and plants and how boaters can help prevent the spread and introduction of these harmful species into and around our UK waters.
- Use our Awareness Raising Toolkit and display the official Check Clean Dry outdoor signs and posters (found in the Related Resources section at the bottom of this webpage) at your club, centre or marine business to help raise awareness of invasive species and best practice to stop their spread.
- 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: