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Some plants, introduced by humans outside their native range can grow faster than native species and may have no natural predators so can spread quickly These plants are invasive non-native species. They can compete with and displace native species, spread disease, alter local ecology, lessen biodiversity and clog waterways. This adversely impacts recreation by affecting water quality, fishing and navigation.
Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum (YISF) needs your help
In order to effectively combat invasive species, YISF first needs to know where they are so that it can coordinate treatment and target priority areas. ARMI monitors can help by reporting any invasive species that you see by recording them through the YISF website. Click here to go to rthe YISF website