GB non-native species secretariat launches free online training in biosecurity
The GB non-native species secretariat has launched a number of free e-learning training modules in biosecurity targeting people working in the field with invasive species including staff, volunteers and contractors. The modules include an introduction to invasive non-native species (Module 1), an introduction to identification and recording (Module 2) and a module on biosecurity (Module 3).
Module 1 provides background information on invasive non-native species and covers topics that include why invasive non-native species are an issue, their impacts and how they are introduced and spread. This module also covers how we can respond to invasive species and what people can do to help prevent their introduction and spread. Module 2 has four components and includes training on identification of both invasive plants (fresh water and riparian) and invertebrate species. Module 3 covers training on biosecurity and explains why it is important, how to plan biosecurity measures and practicing biosecurity in the field.
GB non-native species secretariat, Link to e-learning modules: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/news/index.cfm?id=186