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Marine invasive alien species Watch Alert!

Welsh authorities have issued the below MARINE INVASIVE NON-NATIVE SPECIES ADVICE NOTE   Holyhead marina incident and potential spread of the marine invasive non-native species Didemnum vexillum On 2 March, storm Emma caused significant damage to Holyhead Marina in North Wales. … Continued

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Coypu Species Alert

View and distribute Coypu Species Alert poster Species Alert for: Coypu (Myocastor coypus). Issued by: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Reason for issue: Public call for people to report suspected sightings of the invasive Coypu. Rapid response initiated in October 2016 … Continued

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Crayfish plague alert – 2017

Species Alert for: Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). Issued by: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). View latest information on Crayfish Plague outbreaks – Updated March 2018 NPWS are recommending that the voluntary ban of Emergency Containment Measures for the affected catchments is  lifted … Continued

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Species Alert – Crayfish plague

View Press Release issued 17/08/2015 Species Alert for: Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). Issued by: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Reason for issue: Preliminary DNA diagnosis shows Crayfish plague as present on the Bruskey/Erne River at Killydoon, near Ballinagh, … Continued

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Raccoon sighting in Ireland

Invasive species alert for: Procyon lotor (Linnaeus 1758) Common name: Raccoon Why the concern? The raccoon is listed as an invasive species in Ireland and one of 49 regulated invasive alien species in Europe ( union-concern-ias/). In April 2011, this species was … Continued

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Species Alert – Harlequin ladybird

Invasive species alert for: Harmonia axyridis and varieties. Common name(s): Harlequin Ladybird, Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Halloween Ladybug. Where and when recorded: There have been two sightings of the Harlequin Ladybird in Ireland during November. The first sighing was reported by … Continued

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Asian clam

Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea) was recorded from the River Barrow in St. Mullins on 13/04/2010 by Pascal Sweeney and its identity confirmed on 15/04/2010 by Evelyn Moorkens. Like the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Asian Clam has the ability to become … Continued

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Wild boar hybrid/feral pig

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) was first officially recorded and subsequently eradicated in April 2009.  Since then they have been seen and removed from many locations in Ireland. Although wild boar may have once been native,  it became extinct in Ireland … Continued

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