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Title of the project

Green Shoots North Wales control of invasive plant species


to survey the location of these invasive species and then work towards their removal from the North Wales countryside.

BASC asked shoots to provide information on the presence/absence of the three species.
BASC gave rudimentary advice on methods of eradicating the species.

BASC is the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and they were calling on hunters to help eradicate the species


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Region North Wales

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Invasive Alien species
Species Type Others: Plants
Name(s) of main species Japanese knotweed - Fallopia japonicaGiant hogweed - Heracleum mantegazzianumHimalayan balsam - Impatiens glandulifera

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)