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Invasive Alien Species




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Invasive Alien Species are not native to Ireland and are expanding to compete with native flora and fauna. Invasive alien species are one of the biggest threats to Biodiversity and the health of Natura 2000 sites in Clare. There are three invasive alien mammals, 11 terrestrail invasive alien plants. 7 aquatic invasive alien plants and 6 aquatic invasive alien vertebrates recorded in Clare to date, including the now widespread Japanese Knotweed and Zebra Mussel. Clare County Council has established a baseline on invasive alien species in County Clare and has developed a draft County Level Strategy for Control.