Project Reference A-3 : Invasive Species Grants

Invasive species are one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. Derry’s Local Biodiversity Action Plan outlines objectives, which involve raising awareness of invasive species and to produce an invasive species action plan.

This project aims to control and eradicate identified invasive species within the Faughan area. This will involve conducting invasive species surveys and producing a distribution map of the identified invasive species. Invasive species management plans will be created, to outline the control programmes in order to eradicate the species. This project will include several years of treatment to eradicate the species, following Invasive Species Ireland’s Best Practice Management Guidelines.
Several sites (Faughan River corridor, Oaks Wood, Killaloo Wood and Claudy Country Park) have been selected for invasive species management (Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Rhododendron and Snowberry). All woodland along the Faughan River corridor is SAC, so works will contribute to enhancing European habitat features.

Invasive species are one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. Derry’s Local Biodiversity Action Plan outlines objectives, which involve raising awareness of invasive species and to produce an invasive species action plan.

This project aims to control and eradicate identified invasive species within the Faughan area. This will involve conducting invasive species surveys and producing a distribution map of the identified invasive species. Invasive species management plans will be created, to outline the control programmes in order to eradicate the species. This project will include several years of treatment to eradicate the species, following Invasive Species Ireland’s Best Practice Management Guidelines.
Several sites (Faughan River corridor, Oaks Wood, Killaloo Wood and Claudy Country Park) have been selected for invasive species management (Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Rhododendron and Snowberry). All woodland along the Faughan River corridor is SAC, so works will contribute to enhancing European habitat features.