RHS Welcomes House of Commons Report

The Royal Horticultural Society has welcomed a report from the Environmental Audit Committee which focuses on invasive non-native species, how to manage them, and the threat they pose to British habitats and wildlife.

The RHS is particularly happy that the report recognises that a targeted “blacklist” approach is the way to manage the threat. The approach was originally mooted by the RHS, and would prohibit the sale of, and trade in species that are demonstrated to be harmful.

Another positive evidenced in the report is the recognition that a diverse range of organisations, both within and outside of the Government, need to work together in order to effectively protect native biodiversity.

Additionally, the report recognises that resources need to be allocated appropriately and wisely in order to achieve the most sensible outcome.