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EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/181

Legislation on Hydrocotyle ranunculoides in the Netherlands

The Dutch Flora and Fauna Act, Article 14, designates which species should not be introduced in nature, and also includes:
1. a general ban on the introduction of animals or eggs in nature
2. a ban on the introduction (planting or sowing) of designated plant species in nature
3. a prohibition to possess, transport and sell designated species
4. a requirement that designated species should represent a danger for protected animals or plants, or cause a significant degradation to their habitats
5. an exemption for the introduction of designated fish species.

In the application of the above article, only Hydrocotyle ranunculoides is mentioned as a designated plant species.


Netherlands Act on Fauna and Flora.
Contact: Ton Rotteveel a.j.w.rotteveel@minlnv.nl