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Despite continuing restrictions last year, the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative still managed to achieve a great deal – with the support of our partners and volunteers. The headline facts and figures are illustrated in this infographic and below are some reflections on the year from…

It was success for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative at RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards last night.  The Initiative won the Coasts and Waters Award amid a strong field of finalists.  

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, an ambitious partnership…

October 2021

We are delighted to bring you the first titles in our series of winter webinars.  We've got some great topics lined up, starting with discussing non-native fish, looking in particular at the case of the Pink salmon which has turned up this year in many Scottish rivers.   

Then we will be…

October 2021

Emergence of Giant hogweed seedlings in the presence of simulated grazing

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative has been running a trial since 2019 to investigate the feasibility of controlling giant hogweed through sheep grazing.  We are discovering that a critical factor in…

September 2021

When it comes to invasive plants seed production and dispersal is usually significant and impressive - from exploding seed pods to the production of tens of thousands of seeds.

Understanding how these species disperse their seeds and how long these seeds persist in the soil helps…

August 21

Being able to recognise animal footprints is essential in our American mink monitoring work. As the monitoring rafts we use record the prints of visiting animals on a clay pad being able to correctly distinguish a mink from an otter print can be the difference between a successful mink capture…