Submit record of invasive non-native species in Northern Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland


Invasive non-native plant and animal species are the second greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide after habitat destruction. They can negatively impact on native species, can transform habitats and threaten whole ecosystems causing serious problems to the environment and the economy.


All records and sightings will help us determine the extent of the invasive species problem in Ireland and facilitate a rapid response, where necessary.


If you know of any invasive species in any location within Northern Ireland please submit your record using the form below. If you have a picture of the species or are unsure of what you have found, please submit your images.


If you wish to enter a record for anywhere in the Republic of Ireland please do so on the website.


Important: if you use this site regularly, please remember to login.

This will give you access to the My Records report which allows you to manage your data.

What did you see?

Tip - add an asterisk (*) before the species name if you want to search for part of the name e.g. *porpoise will return both common and harbour porpoise. If you can't find the species using the common name, try using the scientific name. Click on the species you want to choose.)

Provide an indication of the abundance.

If you have had an expert confirm the identification of a record please add their name in the 'Determiner' field. This will help when the record is being verified.


This is the precision that the record will be shown at for public viewing

Your details

We will only use your email address if we need to contact you about your record.
If you are logged into the system, please do not lock these values. The information will be auto-filled from your account profile.

Please provide the spatial reference and site name for the record.

By clicking on the map the spatial reference will autofill. The more you zoom in, the more accurate the grid reference.


For example the nearest town, village, park, nature reserve etc. Please do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.

Notes about using the map:
  • use the + sign on the right hand side of the map to change the base mapping used from maps to satellite images or OpenStreetMap maps.
  • To create an accurate and useful record, use your mouse to drag the area of interest to the centre of the map window and use the zoombar on the left hand side to zoom in tight to the area where you made the sighting. When you have zoomed in, click on the location - this will autofill the Spatial Reference box.