10 most unwanted species
Invasive non-native plant and animal species are the second greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide after habitat destruction. Ireland is no exception, and many species that have newly arrived to Ireland has disrupted local ecosystems and threaten our native biodiversity. New regulations have been introduced in the European Union and transposed into Irish law, to mitigate the threat posed by invasive alien species. There are many contenders for Ireland’s most unwanted species, but here we have profiled 10 species which we feel are particularly unwelcome.