Invasive species are foreign species of plants, animals or microorganisms that have been introduced into a new environment and have begun to spread rapidly, threatening local ecosystems and native species. Our foundation is taking steps to combat these invasive species to protect native species and preserve biodiversity. Through our activities, we strive to restore the balance of ecosystems and prevent further environmental degradation.

Control of alien species

Control of invasive species

The eradication of alien species is of great importance for the preservation of valuable biodiversity, which has also been recognized by the European Union and its legislation.

Regulations of the European Union but also of national law impose an obligation on local authorities:

  • prevention of introduction of alien species
  • control
  • Control of alien species that pose a threat to ecosystems, habitats or native species.

In the case of some alien species, such as heracleum sosnowskyi (Sosnowsky’s hogweed), human health may also be at risk.

It is worth noting that the list of invasive species that pose a threat to the European Union is being updated and is constantly growing. As of December 2022, the list included a total of 88 species.

Invasive species in Poland

In Polish legislation, detailed regulations for dealing with invasive species are included, among others. in the law of August 11, 2021. about alien species.

Species that pose a particular threat to Polish ecosystems include.

  • Canada goldenrod
  • Heracleum sosnowskyi
  • Quercus rubra, the northern red oak
  • Acer negundo
  • Impatiens glandulifera
  • Erigeron annuus
  • Reynoutria
  • Robinia pseudoacacia.

We support municipalities in the fight against invasive alien species mi

Our foundation takes up the challenge and actively supports municipalities in the fight against alien species. We act as partners with local communities, providing knowledge, tools and practical support to combat and control the spread of these invasive species. Our activities are aimed at protecting native ecosystems and thus ensuring harmony between people and nature. We are committed to promoting environmental awareness and mobilizing communities to take action to preserve biodiversity.