This week, a major new report on invasive species was published by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It highlights the seriousness of the threat posed by invasive non-native species but shows that by working together with greater coordination and resources we can successfully tackle the threat.
To mark this year’s Asian hornet week, Rebekah Clarkson from APHA’s National Bee Unit (NBU) talks about the work the NBU is doing to crack down on this invasive species and how you can report sightings.
BREAKING NEWS: APHA are currently monitoring an Asian hornet sighting near Chelmsford, Essex. Please look out for this highly effective predator and report any suspected sightings in your area via the Hornet Watch App or reporting form. Learn more about Asian hornets and a recent training program in this blog.
In this blog Lucy Cornwell, from the APHA Non-Native Species secretariat, explains about the impact of non-native invasive plant species, the importance of gardening choices to avoid introducing them and actions to address any problem areas.
In this blog Yvonne Spencer, APHA Director of Science Transformation, explains how APHA and other organisations are involved in tackling invasive, non-native species through campaigns and volunteering action groups.