About Non-native Species Risk Assessment for Ireland

IFI and NBDC are co-partners on this projectInland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) co-partnered with the National Biodiversity Data Centre (Data Centre) were tasked by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to undertake risk assessments on certain non-native species listed in the Third Schedule to the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011.  The non-native species chosen for risk assessment were those subject to trade or potentially subject to trade.

Risk assessment is a formal process that reviews the current knowledge on non-native species and assesses the potential threats and impacts of these species.

The data, along with other information and stakeholder consultation, can then be used as the basis for policy formulation and mitigation strategies.  It is important to note that risk assessments consider only the risks posed by a species.  They do not consider the practicalities or other issues relating to the management of the species. Find out more…

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