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Reporting non-native species

Reporting non-native species

You do not need to notify anyone about any plant species. However you can support the efforts being made to map the extent of invasions by reporting non-native species.

  • In Northern Ireland, report non-native species to the Northern Ireland Biodiversity website, Northern Ireland Biodiversity
  • In Scotland, record your sighting online, using the iRecord website, or by phone, using the SEARS phone line - 08452 302050 (24hrs, 7 days a week)

To report a sighting of a non-native species it is useful to:

  • take a photo or provide a detailed description of the species
  • identify the location - ideally to the nearest 100 metres
  • note the date and roughly how much or how many you saw.

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