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.
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.