Invasive non-native species (INNS) are recognised as one of the main causes of global biodiversity loss and current evidence demonstrates that this is a problem which is increasing. Consequently there are a large number of agreements, conventions, legislation and strategies pertaining to INNS.
The aim of the report was to produce a list of potential new invasive non-native animal species in England using existing information on INNS.
The purpose of this report is to help Natural England:
- Develop a view on potential new invasive non-native species in England and their impacts to biodiversity.
- Implement its invasive non-native species policy.
- Further contribute towards the implementation of the Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain.