The grey squirrel has been singled out as being a particular threat to biodiversity by the EU's Invasive Species Specialist Group
By Joe Dimbleby
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
New European-wide laws to tackle problems caused by invasive species have been called for
Scientists from the EU’s Invasive Species Specialist Group have demanded new European-wide laws be put in place by next year to tackle problems caused by invasive species. The group’s chair, Piero Genovesi, singled out the grey squirrel as being a particular threat to biodiversity. Invasive, non-native plants and animals cause 12billion Euros of damage in Europe each year.
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