- Wyss Academy
Neobiota Master Plan for invasive non-native species
BERN HUB | Project LANAT-7
Our aim is to aid the development of a strategy for efficient monitoring and control of invasive alien species in the canton of Bern.
In a nutshell:
Invasive alien species, also referred to as “neobiota”, can be plants or animals. They primarily make it into Switzerland as a result of global trade. Climate change enables neobiota to take root far away from their places of origin. Neobiota can displace native species, destabilize infrastructure, and hinder agricultural production or forestry.
The project “Neobiota Master Plan” seeks to create a basis for priority setting and definition of effective and affordable methods to tackle invasive alien species in the canton of Bern. So far, interviews have been conducted to identify areas for action which are currently being addressed or may be suitable for future measures. Data on relevant responsibilities and activities have been collected from municipal authorities, and the distribution of neobiota in protected areas has been analyzed.
In collaboration with:
Amt für Landwirtschaft und Natur des Kantons Bern (Office for Agriculture and Nature of the Canton of Bern)