Invasive non-native species (INNS) live in parts of the world they would not naturally be found and include:
They can spread causing damage to the environment, the economy and our health. The cost to the UK economy has been estimated as at least £1.8 billion a year.
They can affect:
They can also affect:
This strategy aims to minimise their risk by:
- encouraging everyone to work together better, including government, land managers and the public
- improving co-ordination and co-operation internationally
It covers 2015 to 2020.