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News New EU action to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species

The European Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. The proposal seeks to address the problem of invasive alien species in a comprehensive manner so as to protect native biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as to minimize and mitigate the human health or economic impacts that these species can have.

Concerned URL http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/invasivealien/index_en.htm
Source European Commission
Release date 30/09/2013
Geographical coverage EU - European Union,
Keywords Invasive alien species, EU legislation, biodiversity,

The proposal is for three types of interventions; prevention, early warning and rapid response, and management. A list of invasive alien species of Union concern will be drawn up with Member States using risk assessments and scientific evidence.

The proposed Regulation will now be examined by the Council and the Parliament.

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