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We hope you enjoy reading more about what's happening with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. We will post news information on this page so you can see what is about to and what has been happening.

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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…

July 21

We've been working with Scourie Primary School to produce our first schools invasive species film! 

The pupils chose to make a film about American mink in Scotland and researched all about mink, learnt film making skills and then shot their film. We think they've created a great movie -…

June 21

Our latest Mink Project update is out now.

Download the pdf newsletter which updates on the progress of the mink control project last year (2020) and since the project…