Invasive Alien Species of Union concern
Regulation (EU) 1143/2014 on invasive alien species entered into force on 1 January 2015 aiming at providing for a set of measures to be taken across the EU on prevention, early detection and rapid eradication and management of invasive alien species included in the Union list.
The list is updated under request of new proposals by the Member States. The process of inclusion of new species includes risk assessments and horizon scanning to support of the selection process. The whole procedure is reviewed by a Scientific Committee and Forum.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1203, amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1141 to update the list, adds 22 new Invasive Alien Species of Union concern, 18 animals and 4 plants, bringing the total of regulated species to 88.
EU-level action following the listing amongst the IAS of Union concern includes a ban on sales, planting or keeping. Rapid eradication of any new populations is required to avoid the costs associated with its management.
All the information on the IAS Regulation: europa.eu/!pRgD73
For more information on the list of IAS of Union concern: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/invasivealien/list/index_en.htm
Get involved! Help us to monitor IAS of Union concern: https://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu/easin/CitizenScience/BecomeACitizen
Picture: Common Kingsnake. Lampropeltis getula (c) Calibas. CC BY-SA 3.0.