The AquaInvaders project aims to collect much needed data on freshwater aquatic invasive species around the UK. It is a unique partnership between the Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the University of Bristol, the British Sub Aqua Club and the Biological Records Centre. The species included in the dataset are:
Chinese Mitten Crab
Red swamp crayfish
Spiny cheek crayfish
African Clawed Toad
Largely UK but no actual restriction. Data points are largely accurate to within 20m.
The main aim is to locate incidences of a number of high priority invasive, non-native freshwater aquatic animal species. A large number of our water bodies are affected by invasive, non-native species and in many areas they have brought with them significant problems for our indigenous wildlife. With your help we hope to build the most complete picture of where these creatures are and, where possible, take appropriate measures to prevent further spread.
High quality data set. All records are checked and verified by experts and most records are supported with photos (those without are checked with the recorder).
Data is crowd-sourced via the AquaInvaders smartphone app and website. Records are verified by experts at the Environment Agency.
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