• Protecting nature against IAS

    Latest reports and tips for Member States

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) established the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN), which gathers and makes available scientific information and spatial data on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) occurring in Europe.

    The latest JRC report on EU Regulation 1143/2014: assessment of invasive alien species of Union concern offers an analysis of the information reported by EU Member States (required by Article 24 of the IAS Regulation) on the distribution of IAS of Union concern listed by 2017, recorded in their territory until December 2018. The report provides recommendations to improve IAS monitoring, reporting and data sharing.

    In addition, to address the risks that marine non-indigenous species (NIS) can pose, JRC has published a report to help Member States comply with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive requirements, providing an assessment of main challenges and practical management solutions.

    For more details: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/protecting-nature-against-invasive-alien-species