EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species

Some of the core provisions of EU Regulation 1143/2014 which deal with, among other things, bringing into the territory of the Union, keeping, breeding, transporting and placing on the market, species included on the list of invasive alien species of Union concern ( the “Union list” ) come into force on the 3rd August, 2016. For details see the documents at the links below:

Information from NPWS on EU Regulation 1143/2014
The Union List
FAQ

More information on the Regulation, including the text of the Regulation itself, can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/invasivealien/index_en.htm

Legislation is being prepared here to deal with issues, such as penalties for breaches of the Regulation, which are a matter for each Member State.

Further information on the Regulation can be obtained by sending an email to biodiversitypolicy@ahg.gov.ie