Non Native species are animals or plants that have been introduced outside of their natural range whether deliberately (for agriculture, cultural and economic benefits) or accidentally. Many Non Native species are harmless or beneficial.  However, some of these Non Native Species are able to spread and to cause damage to our environment, the economy, or to human, animal or plant health and the way we live. These are termed Invasive Non Native Species (INNS)

The Yorkshire Dales Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species steering group was established in 2015 to develop a strategic and coordinated approach to biosecurity and the management of INNS in the Yorkshire Dales comprising land included in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find out more information please download the Strategy below