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jfonseca Jun 20, 2015 06:10 PM
Hi,

Given the recent (or not so recent) news on japanese giant wasp sightings across Europe, I would like to ask if there is any effort from the european authorities to monitor/eradicate this invasive species.
I apologize if this topic as already been brought up, but my quick search found none.

Thank you.
Best regards
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EEA Jun 22, 2015 08:14 AM
Hi,
The European Commission indeed keeps focus on marine invasive species. It is one of the descriptors of the EC Marine Strategy Framework Directive, that requires countries in the EU to ensure that non-indigenous species introduced by human activities are at levels that do not adversely alter the ecosystems. In Europe, the biggest problem of invasive species is in the Mediterranean, due to the opening of the Suez Canal. More information can be found in EEA indicators MAR 002 and MAR 003.
http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/assessment
http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/assessment
Hope this is helpful. Kind regards.
jfonseca Jun 22, 2015 05:01 PM
Thank you for replying in such short time. Actually my question was about a terrestrial species, but your links were still helpful :)

Thank you and best regards.
 
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