Invasive Species

Our countryside is being invaded! 

Giant Hogweed

Alien invaders are marching through our countryside- some are giants, some have toxic juice, some are pretty but all pose a threat to our environment.

The first step in getting to grips with the problem involves identifying where these non-native invasive species are – and this is where you can help.

The main ones we are looking for are:

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Himalayan Balsam
  • American Mink
  • Signal Crayfish

All are present in Fife, but we just don’t know where?

There are identification help sheets and background information on the Non Native Species Secretariat webpage.

If you see any of these species please let us know by completing one of our Biological Recording forms or by or by reporting your sighting to the Forth Invasive Non Native Species Programme.

 

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Richard Smith, Team Leader (Biodiversity & Natural Heritage)

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 22 62  Contact Richard Smith online 

By Post: Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5PQ

 

Johanna Willi, Biodiversity Co-ordinator

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 53 63  Contact Johanna Willi online

By Post: Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5PQ

 

Mhairi MacKinnon, Information Assistant

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 53 64  Contact Mhairi MacKinnon online 

By Post: Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5PQ