Invasive Species

The Highland Invasive Species Forum defines Invasive Species as those that are not native to the Highlands and damage native biodiversity. Viruses, bacteria, etc, were not considered, as they fall under the remit of animal health and have considerable resources targeted at them.

It was agreed that the group would prioritise action on those non-native species that are most damaging to biodiversity.


The group

  • brings together  key players and take stock of the situation regarding invasive non-native species in Highland
  • raises awareness and spreas good practice

It's remit also allows the group to:

  • identify any major gaps and prioritise key areas for future work
  • and work together to secure new resources and funding.

Invasive Species Group/ Forum Meeting Notes


  • See here for the most recent meeting notes, which are now held on th





Four leaflets raise awareness of some of the key invasive non-native species in Highland. To download these documents click on the links on the links below or leaflet images.


Invasive Species Links


Notes of Sub Group Meetings

A sub-group met between 2008 and 2015

Highland Environment Forum

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