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Invasive alien species

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Dynamic Dunes Congress 2015
Workshop: Invasive alien species - Ruud Luntz & Leon Terlouw & Willem Stuulen

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Invasive alien species

  1. 1. Invasive Alien Species Ruud Luntz
  2. 2. MONITORING POTENTIAL INVASIVE SPECIES Ludwigia grandiflora
  3. 3. Invasive Alien Species Willem Stuulen
  4. 4. 2004 1989 2004 Prunus serotina development
  5. 5. ´ Bedekking niet aanwezig weinig (<1%) veel (1%-10%) zeer veel (>10%) 2004 - 2008 presence 75% -> 77%
  6. 6. 2004 2008 2016 Our plan
  7. 7. Bedekkingsschaal niet aanwezig r p a m1 m2 m4 1- 1+ 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ´Black cherry development 2008-2012 ´ Verschil 2008-2012 sterke afname afname gelijk toename sterke toename
  8. 8. Points of attention • Make a strategic plan • No compromises • Invest everything to eliminate the invasive species • Perceive invasive species • Communicate about the management
  9. 9. Invasive Alien Species Leon Terlouw
  10. 10. The third step: The necessary continuation. - Communication and public support internal and external - Funding - The 5 most important issues/ lessons/ points of attention.
  11. 11. The necessary continuation with examples from the dune area 2008; 2009; 2015
  12. 12. Communication and public support internal -try to involve your collegues and keep them informed
  13. 13. Committing the neighbours
  14. 14. Communication and public support external -cooperate with your neighbours -keep telling your story
  15. 15. Funding: LIFE; PAS; own budgets • Management during project, max. 5 years • After LIFE: PAS • Regular yearly budgets • Volunteers?
  16. 16. The 5 most important issues/ lessons/ points of attention • Stay alert• Never think you are ready now
  17. 17. The 5 most important issues/ lessons/ points of attention • Check your area systematically; f.e. check 25% of your area every year
  18. 18. The 5 most important issues/ lessons/ points of attention • Make sure you have regular yearly budgets for invasive species Involve volunteers but never get dependent on them (Grazing helps) Prevention is the best!
  19. 19. Healthy N2000 dune area needs never ending attention, care and ……… acceptance that the work will never stop

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