EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/155

The NOBANIS Internet portal on invasive alien species is open

This new portal provides useful data on invasive alien species in Northern and Central Europe. It is based on the latest scientific knowledge about invasive alien species and can be used by all interested parties - administrators, journalists, scientists,... NOBANIS is a network of environmental administrators from the Northern, Baltic and Central European countries working on invasive alien species. The current members of the NOBANIS project are: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden. NOBANIS is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the participating countries’ environmental authorities. The new searchable database answers questions such as which alien species are present in these countries as well as how, when and why a species was introduced in the region. For each country, information on the status, invasiveness and impact of the invasive alien species is available. Maps covering the entire region are available to show the distribution of species which represent a threat to environment and society. In the future, details on management and control of the most invasive species will also be provided on the portal.


NOBANIS Portal on invasive alien species. http://www.artportalen.se/nobanis/http://www.artportalen.se/nobanis/
Contact: Inger R. Weidema Irw@sns.dk, Rural Division, Danish Forest and Nature Agency, Ministry of the Environment