Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Portal
The Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Portal was launched as part of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas Wales in November 2018.
An invasive alien species (also known as an invasive non-native species) is any non-native animal or plant that has the ability to spread causing damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live. The INNS Portal includes over 300 terrestrial, freshwater and marine species of interest to Wales and allows species occurrences and distribution to be searched for and downloaded individually or collectively by list. Species include those listed under EU and national legislation and those of policy and practical interest, including those identified as Wales Priority Invasive Non-Native Species for Action by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership INNS Group.
The Portal supplements the GB Non-native Species Information Portal and its Alerts mechanism and helps to implement the GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy Implementation Plan by improving open access to existing data.