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This consultation ended 12 September 2019.

Consultation period:
18 July 2019 to 12 September 2019
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

The summary of responses is now available at

Original consultation

We want your views on management measures for 14 widely spread invasive alien species (IAS).

Consultation description

The EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation came into force in 2015.  

For widely spread species, the regulation requires effective management measures to minimise impact on:  

  • biodiversity
  • related ecosystem services and where applicable on
  • human health or the economy

We are consulting jointly with UK government on proposed management measures aimed at: 

  • eradication
  • population control
  • containment

The consultations is being led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK