A new legislation is being introduced across the European Union in an attempt to stop the spread of invasive species, like Japanese Knotweed.
The new rules mean there will now be a ban on the possession, transport, selling or growing of species deemed as of “Union Concern”.
To help prepare for the law changes, the Newquay based Student Invasive Non-Native Group (SINNG) held a workshop training session for Devon and Cornwall Police Wildlife Crime Officers, which focused on how to identify and remove five particular aquatic species of plant.”
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Author: Mike Smallcombe
SOURCE: Cornish Guardian