The North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS)
The North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) is a cooperative project between North and Central European states. Plants and animals introduced to an area can threaten biodiversity and create serious ecological, economic, and health-related problems. NOBANIS aims to minimise or prevent the damage caused by invasive species.
The main goal of NOBANIS is to act as a regional portal for sharing information on introduced and invasive species in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments in North and Central Europe. Resources. Resources include an integrated database, fact sheets, and an online photo bank.
All Nordic and Baltic countries participate in NOBANIS, as do Austria, Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Russia.
The Icelandic Institute of Natural History takes part in the project on behalf of Iceland. The IINH is also responsible for managing the NOBANIS Secretariat.