RINSE: a new EU project
RINSE (Reducing the Impact of Non-native Species in Europe) is a new EU project seeking to improve the management of invasive alien species across four partner countries in Western Europe: Belgium, United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. RINSE will work across borders to share best practices and adopt strategic approaches to tackle the threats posed by invasive alien species (IAS). The project will deal with invasive alien plants, birds, fish and mammals, across a range of habitats. RINSE will also aim to increase public awareness of the threats posed by invasive alien species, and reflect on the most effective methods to address them.
RINSE has three Work Packages:
- targeting and prioritization: RINSE will audit the distribution of current IAS in the project area and make predictions about non-native species that might be problematic in the future. This will enable limited resources to be directed towards the species and sites of greatest concern.
- training and awareness raising: RINSE will deliver a wide range of training and communication materials for different target groups, enhancing their capacity to tackle IAS.
- field trials and demonstration projects: RINSE will seek to control IAS at priority sites using a range of proven and novel techniques, evaluate the most effective approaches and develop decision-making and support tools for the management of IAS.
The RINSE project will be carried out until the end of 2014 and has a total of nine partners from the 4 countries.
Reducing the Impact of;Non-Native Species in Europe