Non-native species are the second most serious threat to global biodiversity after habitat loss. Islands, freshwater and coastal waters are most at risk. Non-native species cost the Scottish economy around £264 million each year. We can all do something to help stop their spread.
The Code of Practice on Non-Native Species sets out a framework of responsibilities for bodies with powers relating to non-native species. SNH is the lead organisation for non-native species in terrestrial habitats, including wetlands and bankside vegetation, and all terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.
Frequently asked questions about non-native species.
Law in Scotland
Steps we can all take to stop the spread of non-native species
Identifying and recording non-native species
Managing problem invasives in Scotland
Species Control Agreements (SCA) and Species Control Orders (SCO)
Find out about the native range of species in Scotland
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