Non-native species are plants and animals deliberately or accidentally introduced outside their native range by people. Invasive non-native species (INNS) are those which cause damage to the environment, the economy, our health or the way we live.
The spread of INNS can have significant financial impacts. They can also cause harm to local species and habitats which can impact the food chain and biodiversity.
In Scotland it is against the law to cause the spread of any nonnative species into the wild, even accidentally.
Use the images and text to identify whether you have INNS present on site. Follow the 'do and don’t' recommendations for each species and as well as the general biosecurity measures outlined at the end of this guide.
Guidance - Visual guide for identifying and taking action on non-native, invasive species on construction sites
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