Devon Invasive Species Initiative (DISI)

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A small steering group of interested partners has developed the Devon Invasive Species Initiative (DISI) under the umbrella of the Devon LNP.  The first meeting was held in November 2016.

The Devon Invasive Species Initiative is a GB Non-Native Species Secretariat Local Action Group (LAG), which ensures it is kept aware of national priorities and projects and given us access to expertise across the country and beyond.

DISI has five main areas of focus:

  • Raising awareness of invasive species.
  • Improving the sharing of records/mapping of invasive species across Devon.
  • Sharing good practice guidelines.
  • Sharing/promoting good biosecurity measures.
  • Researching funding opportunities around invasive species.

Devon fact sheets – Identification and Management

Identification of invasive non-native species is an essential part of invasive species management. DISI is in the process of developing fact-sheets to help provide identification and management assistance for invasive species found in Devon. Have a look at some of the existing factsheets.

Priority Invasives List

DISI partners have developed a list of invasive species which are deemed priorities for Devon. If you have any comments on the list please email Tom Whitlock.

Partner projects

DISI has a range of organisational partners which have established projects in tackling invasive species in the county. Find out more about the projects.

Sources of information

If you would like to find out more about the evolving initiative or join the Steering Group please contact Kate Hills or Jeremy Pierce (Chairs) or Tom Whitlock (Sec)