About: Invasive Species

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

A landmark UN report published yesterday (6 May) reveals 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with agriculture and fishing the primary causes of the deterioration, which also threatens humankind. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

Protecting conservation or commercial interests?

The highly invasive raccoon dog has been nominated for inclusion on the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern, yet cynical moves are afoot to thwart this conservation measure, warn Ilaria Di Silvestre, Staci McLennan and Joanna Swabe.
Climate change 07-06-2016

American lobster ‘not invasive’, US tells Sweden

Canada and the United States on Monday (6 June) rejected Swedish calls for a ban on imports of live American lobsters, saying fears of an invasive species displacing its European cousin are unsubstantiated.
Demon shrimp [ref: bcya.org.uk]

MEPs back measures against invasive alien species

The European Parliament backed laws on Wednesday (16 January) to help prevent alien species of plants and wildlife from entering Europe and limit their spread in the event they do.

Danes lobby to keep mink out of EU’s ‘invasive species’ list

The Danish government is lobbying the European Commission in Brussels to prevent the mink from ending up on the ‘invasive species’ list of animals which Brussels wants to keep away from Europe because of the environmental damage they can cause.
Agrifood 10-09-2013

Brussels to tackle Europe’s ‘alien species’

The European Commission has proposed rules to combat the estimated €12 billion of damage caused every year to EU farming and infrastructure by invasive animal and plant species.
Climate change 09-09-2013

EU proposes to ban invasive species in Europe

Brussels presented a new proposal on Monday to ban the introduction of non-native plants and animals in the European Union. There are over 12000 non-native species in Europe, which, according to experts, represent a large threat to the continent's biodiversity. The Commission estimates that invasive species cost Europe 12 billion euros every year, as they can damage infrastructure, agriculture and also human health.

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