Reducing the Impact of Non-Native Species in Europe

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Pseudorasbora parva
Pseudorasbora parva

Closing Conference

 23 September 2014 at OPEN (Norwich, UK)

This was a unique opportunity to hear international experts on the management of invasive species sharing their knowledge. The RINSE project closed in September 2014 - this event celebrated the results of the project and the legacy it leaves behind.


RINSE (Reducing the Impacts of Non-native Species in Europe) focused on improving the management of invasive non-native species (INS) across Belgium, England, France and the Netherlands. This event highlighted the key achievements of the project and shared its success, with international experts summarising their experiences and the new knowledge gained.  

The conference covered key topics in the management of freshwater and terrestrial invasive species such as:

 •          Targeting and prioritisation of species

•           Training and awareness raising

•           Case studies and field trial projects 



Presentations were given by a wide variety of international experts representing leading research institutes, policy and decision makers, charities, NGOs, businesses and consultancies. Follow the links below to view or download presentations. 

Introduction to the RINSE project

The Environment Agency's approach to awareness raising 

Increasing awareness of the impacts of invasive geese in the RINSE region 

Awareness raising in the New Forest 

Q-bank a new online portal for information on identification and biology of INS 

RINSE perspectives on awareness raising and training 

Advances in the bio-control of invasive non-native weeds


The full programme is available for download here