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the control of invasive non-native species in England and Wales

13 February 2014

The Law Commission has proposed new powers for the government wildlife agencies including Defra, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Welsh Government in their battle against invasive non-native species in its report on the Control of Invasive Non-Native Species.

It highlights the serious threat species such as Japanese knotweed pose to the UK’s native wildlife, and exposes the wildlife agencies current lack of power to deal with these species where they appear on private land.

The proposals include powers to compel landowners to remove plants or animals that represent a serious threat to ecosystems or the economy.

However, the recommendations come as a response to the proposed EU draft on Invasive Alien Species, and in the current political climate it would seem unlikely that further environmental legislation will be pushed through until definitively required to by EU wide implementation.

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