The cost of non-native species

The cost of non-native species

Cabi, an international agricultural research body, is working on a report on the economic costs of invasive non-native species to Great Britain.
It aims to provide estimates not only for direct costs, eg containment, management, eradication and restoration but also less obvious costs such as reduction in recreational revenue, additional flooding and reduction in biodiversity.
“Many invasive non-native species have significant negative environmental and economic impacts across the globe,” said Dr Sean Murphy, director, Cabi Europe-UK. “We feel that landscape architects are key stakeholders in this area and many of them will have particular expertise in this field.”
Cabi has drafted a questionnaire as a means of gathering information as rapidly as possible and would grateful for your responses by 25 November.
To take the survey, click here.

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