Non-native Mammals in Britain
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November 2018
Arup Offices, 8-13 Fitzroy Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 4BQ
There are around 200 known invasive non-native plant and animal species in Britain but this number is increasing. A number of these are invasive mammals – and they can have a devastating impact on our native wildlife.
Non-native species are plants and animals which have been moved from their place of origin, accidentally or intentionally, and brought to into Britain by humans. Around 10% of these species are considered invasive. Invasive non-native species have a negative impact on the environment, the economy and sometimes health.
Non-native mammals include rats, mice, grey squirrels, rabbits, mink, deer, feral cats and ferrets and included eradicated mammals such as coypu.
The symposium will cover a range of topics including a review of the status of non-native species in Great Britain, their impact on native mammals, horizon scanning for new non-native mammals, preventing introduction and spread of non-natives, non-natives and disease, non-natives as prey species, island invasives, lessons learnt from eradication programmes and the role of citizen science.
Supported by GB NNSS, hosted by Arup and sponsored by South West Water and Thames Water
Price and information about how to book will follow shortly.