Fact sheets on Invasive Alien Species
The NOBANIS project provides fact sheets on some of the invasive alien
species of the region, covering both animals and plant as well as microorganisms.
We are currently in the process of uploading the fact sheets - so please visit this page regularly.
The NOBANIS fact sheets
The species profiles below follow the same format and provide information on the
biology, ecology and distribution of the invasive alien species as well as on
the impact of the species in the recipient habitats. Furthermore, management
approaches are suggested. Important resources such as contact persons, links and
references are also presented in the fact sheets. The fact sheets are written by
experts of the region and all fact sheets are furthermore refereed by scientific
experts from all NOBANIS countries - thus ensuring that the collated regional knowledge
is reflected in the fact sheets.
The fact sheets presented below are not to be regarded as a consensus list of
"worst invasive alien species" for the region. The fact sheets fall in
several categories, some can indeed regarded as the worst invaders of the entire
region, while others are only a problem in one or a few countries. In each case
the impact and status of the species should be clear from the fact sheet.
There are also 30 fact sheets originating from the
Identification key to
marine invasive species in Nordic waters, they are presented here together
with the other NOBANIS fact sheets to give an easy alphabetical overview of all
the fact sheets, but are named and formatted a bit different.