513. Control of destructive and invasive animals.

An environmental authority may enter into a species control agreement with the owner of premises where it believes there are present invasive non-native species or a species of animal that is no longer present in Great Britain1. Where the owner has refused to enter or failed to comply with such an agreement, an environmental authority may make a species control order2.

The regulation of invasive alien species of EU concern is provided for by EU legislation which places duties on member state to take steps to prevent their unintentional introduction or spread