Brexit and invasive species: a new order?

A Europe-wide system to deal with invasive species has been created, but does Brexit offer the UK an opportunity to get a stronger grip on invasive alien species? James Agyepong-Parsons investigates.

American mink
American mink is an example of an invasive species that could be blacklisted in GB post-Brexit but biosecurity measures will be trade-dependent, experts warn

After Brexit Great Britain may be able to “tailor lists of restricted species to better reflect the risks posed to the UK”, according to a House of Lords report on plant and animal biosecurity.

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