National Invasive Species Database

This website provides a portal to information on identifying, recording, trend analysis and the Early Warning System on Ireland’s invasive species

The aims of the National Invasive Species Database initiative include:

  • Provide a centralized portal for access to and submission of distribution data
  • Deliver Ireland’s Early Warning System for invasive species
  • Support surveillance and monitoring of invasive species
  • Develop and support Citizen Science recording of invasive species
  • Analyse data for trends in introductions of invasive species to Ireland
  • Work with state bodies, local authorities, NGO’s and interested groups to tackle the threat of invasive species
  • Support development of a European Early Warning and Rapid Response System
  • Connect Ireland’s data to European and international information networks

Currently represented in the database: 39,865 records for 116 species