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Adoption of the list of IAS of Union concern

2016-07-13

The list of invasive alien species of the European Union concern was adopted on 13.07.2016. The list is an Annex to the Regulation No 1143/2014.

The Regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. There are 37 alien plants and animals included. Depending on the phase of their invasion, actions will need to be taken to prevent introduction, early detect and rapidly response against new incursions and undertake long-term control if a species is widely spread.