Environmental Audit Committee

Invasive Species inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Scope of the inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee launches an inquiry on the impacts of invasive species and their management.

Non-native species are those living outside their natural range which have arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Of these, invasive species are those that negatively affect native biodiversity, ecosystem services and public health, through predation, competition or by transmitting disease. Invasive species are known to cost Great Britain at least £1.8 billion per year, mainly affecting the farming and horticultural sectors but also transport, construction, recreation, aquaculture and utilities.

Terms of reference: Invasive Species Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 11 Jun 2019 - Invasive species - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF368 KB) HC 2129 | Published 14 Jun 2019

    Evidence given by Catherine Wensink, Executive Director, UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, Jonathan Hall, Head of UK Overseas Territories, RSPB, Dr Kevin Hughes, Environmental Research and Monitoring Manager, British Antarctic Survey, Dr Mark Belchier, Director of Fisheries and Environment, Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsDr David Aldridge, Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Biology, Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Rob Quest, Assistant Director (Animal Health and Welfare), City of London Corporation, Dr Tracey King, Assistant Chief Executive, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association

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