Read More on Crayfish Plague outbreak on Al River, Athlone

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Crayfish Plague outbreak on Al River, Athlone

Water users urged to take precautions to limit an outbreak of Crayfish Plague (which may cause 100% mortality to native Crayfish) confirmed on Al River, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. *Press Release issued 09/11/2018 by Dept. Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht All … Continued

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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 2015

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 (www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/invasive-species/ 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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