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Thursday, 17th April 2014

UK: Invasive Non-native Species

Source: House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (UK)

From Summary:

Invasive non-native species can have detrimental effects on the native species they supplant, as well as on human health and business. Their presence has accelerated with the expansion of international trade and travel. In this inquiry we examined the measures covered in a proposed EU regulation on the management on invasive species, as well as proposals from the Law Commission to change the law on invasive species.

The tools available for tackling invasive species include prevention, surveillance and monitoring, eradication and long-term control. On prevention, identifying potentially invasive species prior to their arrival is critical. In order for such species to be incorporated into the national list of invasive species, there needs to be close links between horizon- scanning and risk assessment processes. Given the lack of prosecutions under existing laws, it seems doubtful that the existing listing system will on its own provide the controls now needed. The Government should take the opportunity of the Law Commission Review of Wildlife Legislation and the proposed EU regulation to revamp the listing process.

The risks posed to biosecurity in Britain make it imperative that an integrated approach is taken to managing the risks of invasive species alongside those of plant and animal health.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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