Invasive species and injurious weeds

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Invasive species and injurious weeds guidance:

The Weeds Act 1959 (WA 1959) regulates injurious weeds. It applies to England, Wales and Scotland (as amended), but does not extend to Northern Ireland. This Practice...

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What are invasive species? ‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that could constitute a...

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What are invasive non-native species? Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their normal geographic...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and there have been...

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