EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/125

An interactive website dedicated to Heracleum mantegazzianum in Wallonie (BE)


The Ministry of the Environment of Wallonie (BE) is maintaining a website on Heracleum mantegazzianum. This website provides detailed pictures to identify the plant, as well as information on its impacts on human health and recommendations for its management. Awareness raising leaflets, press articles and information brochures on the species are also available. Of particular interest are the interactive maps of the species distribution displayed for Wallonie, which any observer can contribute to after due registration on the website. This public participation contributes to a significant amount of distribution information on the species. This database is maintained by the Ministry of the Environment and records are checked for correctness.

Sources

Research Department of Natural and Agricultural Areas, Service Public de Wallonie: La Berce du Caucase en Wallonie.
http://environnement.wallonie.be/berce/default.aspx