A new report locates Europe's 'invasive alien species
Invasive alien species have serious negative consequences for their new environment.
They represent a major threat to biodiversity in the EU and worldwide.
An updated geographical mapping is crucial to track new sightings of invasive alien species of Union concern in areas that were previously unaffected.
This fosters cooperation between Member States, across borders or within shared geographical areas.
The report displays the geographic distribution of the 11 species added in 2017 to the list of invasive alien species of Union concern (EU Regulation on invasive alien species 1143/2014).
It supplements the report on the previously listed species, bringing the total to 48 species.