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February 2024

New blog alert!

Many river catchments in the SISI project area have sites with expansive infestations of invasive plants which are difficult to tackle using standard methods. In the Findhorn, Lossie and Spey catchments our local Project Officers have been trialing a new method of…

January 2024

Our latest blog is out now!

In August 2023 a group of volunteers from the NatureScot office in Inverness joined us for a day of balsam bashing on the banks of the river Beauly. Liz Colmer writes about their volunteering day in…

December 2023

Our holiday newsletter is out now!

Take a look back on a fantastic year with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative in our latest newsletter

In this edition:…

December 2023

Members of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative team were delighted to attend the Nature of Scotland awards ceremony in November as finalists for the ‘Landscape Restoration’ Award

December 2023

New blog alert!

The Waterlife Recovery Trust is working to control and eradicate the American mink from East Anglia using an extensive network of volunteers and smart traps. Tony Martin, Chair of the Trust, writes…

November 2023

Our autumn newsletter is out now with the latest updates from the SISI project!

Read all about our successful 2023 plant control season, our project conference, our recent award win and the latest news from our mink control project.…


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