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Major update to Europe's alien species catalogue ◄A►

News of the launch of the recently updated DAISIE catalogue of alien invasive species in Europe.

The key catalogue of information on alien (non-native) species in Europe has undergone a major update.  The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventory for Europe) database allows the public and policy-makers to get a comprehensive overview of which alien species are present in Europe, their impacts and consequences for the environment and society.

The DAISIE online database,, which is relaunched today at the NEOBIOTA conference in Pontevedra, Spain, contains details of over 12,000 alien species. Information collated by DAISIE plays an increasingly important role in tackling the threat of alien species within Europe which has been highlighted as a priority action in policies at all levels from national to global including the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi Target 9).

The DAISIE project began in 2005 with funding from the European Union and is now supported by the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in the UK and the Swiss Sciex programme, in collaboration with a consortium of alien species experts from across Europe.

The full news item is on the CEH website...

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