Freshwater and Riparian Biosecurity and Priority Species Workshop

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Published
October 17, 2019
Location
Exeter, Bristol, Studland, United Kingdom
Category
Europe  
Job Type
Closing date
Dates available in November / December

Description

Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) workshop for anyone involved with managing or organising activities in freshwater.

Freshwater and Riparian Biosecurity and Priority Species Workshop

We are running a Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) workshop specifically targeted towards anyone involved with managing or organising activities in freshwater/ riparian waters. For example:
• Freshwater lakes e.g. angling/sailing/canoeing
• Canals
• Angling/sailing clubs
• River/lake managers or keepers

The workshop is designed to provide attendees with the tools to better manage the threat of INNS, it will include:
• Overview of regionally important INNS
• Improving site biosecurity
• User-groups specific biosecurity actions
• Tools to write an effective biosecurity plan
• Overview of priority species at threat of introduction
• INNS reporting

We will visit the estuary to highlight biosecurity procedures and identify any INNS present. There will be plenty of time during the day for discussions on best practice among attendees.

For more information please follow the links below:

Freshwater

Exeter – 12th November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freshwater-and-riparian-biosecurity-and-priority-species-workshop-exeter-tickets-70889790271

Bristol – 19th November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freshwater-and-riparian-biosecurity-and-invasive-species-workshop-bristol-tickets-70886733127

Studland – 4th December: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freshwater-and-riparian-biosecurity-and-priority-species-workshop-studland-tickets-70888925685

RAPID LIFE
RAPID LIFE is a three-year project (2017-2020) piloting innovative approaches to Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) management in freshwater aquatic, riparian and coastal environments across England. The project has two strands, the first was the production of the Regional INNS Management Plans (RIMPS) (Available here: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/index.cfm?pageid=632).
These workshops form the second strand of the project, aiming to raise awareness with water resource managers and user groups and provide the toolkits for improved biosecurity across the region.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, wrote the South West RIMP. We are now working on the second strand through biosecurity and priority species training workshops.

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