Non-Native Species Risk Assessments Consultation

Notification of Second Round of Public Consultation on Non-native Species Risk Assessments

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the National Biodiversity Data Centre (as operated by Compass Informatics) have been tasked by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to undertake risk assessments on certain non-native species. The risk assessments provide evidence-based knowledge that will be used by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the implementation of European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011. These regulations are concerned with the prohibition on the introduction, dispersal, trading and keeping of certain non-native species and associated licensing requirements that may apply.

Each risk assessment completed has undergone an internal review and an external expert review and is now available for stakeholder and public consultation on the project website www.nonnativespecies.ie. We invite any interested parties to make submissions on these completed risk assessments which are available for comment for a two-week period after publication.

Additional information on the Non-native Species Risk Assessment Project can be found on the project website www.nonnativespecies.ie and more on the consultation at http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/notification-of-second-round-of-public-consultation-on-non-native-species-risk-assessments/.