Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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 invasive species to  CEDaR Online Recording
  • 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.

In this Guideline

Your legal responsibilities in Northern Ireland

Your legal responsibilities in Scotland

Identifying invasive plants

Reporting non-native species

How invasive plants spread

Handling and working with invasive plants

Spraying invasive plants with herbicide

Digging up invasive plants

Cutting and burning invasive plants

Burying invasive plant material on site

Disposing of invasive plants and contaminated soils off-site

Non-native and invasive plants environmental legislation

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