There are various invasive non-native species (INNS) found across the East of England. This work programme focuses on mitigating the impact of INNS, including societal, environmental, and economic impacts to increase biosecurity of the natural resources in the region. The importance of limiting and eradicating invasive species is because they are a threat to biosecurity of our native species, and can be very harmful to human health (eg Giant hogweed can cause severe blisters and burns when touched).
- Promote and encourage the adoption of best practice INNS biosecurity measures.
- Promote and encourage the adoption of best practice for the mitigation/potential eradication of INNS within the catchment.