Invasive, non-native species are animals or plants that have been introduced, deliberately or accidentally by human activity, to an area where they don't naturally occur, like:
- Japanese Knotweed
- Giant Hogweed
- Himalayan Balsam
- North American Signal Crayfish
Some animals and plants may have been transported here a long time ago and be considered 'naturalised', but are still invasive, non-native species.
Local Authority Responsibility
The council is only required to undertake treatment of invasive, non-native species where it is present on council owned land.
Identify and treat invasive, non-native species
Information on how to identify, and the law on how to treat, invasive, non-native species can be found on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) website.
For more detailed information on individual invasive, non-native species, search the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (NNSS) website.