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  • Quistadrilus multisetosus (Smith, 1900)

    Annelid worms

    2024-04-26 14:43more »

  • Laonome xeprovala Bick & Bastrop, in Bick et al., 2018

    Annelid worms

    2024-04-26 14:22more »

  • Monopylephorus limosus (Hatai, 1898)

    Annelid worms

    2024-04-26 14:08more »

  • Compsopogon caeruleus (Balbis Ex Agardh) Montagne

    Alga (without micro-organisms)

    2024-03-19 15:10more »

  • Cardinalis cardinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

    Northern cardinal


    2024-03-19 15:10more »


Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are commonly regarded as a major threat to the biological diversity on a global scale, second only to habitat loss. Although the problem is well recognised, concerted attempts to solve it have only been undertaken within last decades few years. Collection and dissemination of information on IAS are widely recognised as crucial components for solving the problems they pose.

In 1999, the database on species introduced into Poland was developed at the Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow for the Ministry of the Environment. In 2003, thanks to a grant from the US State Department, part of the data was translated and made accessible on the Internet.

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