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Assessing the achievements of Local Action Groups in tackling invasive non-native species - BE0124

Over the last four years Defra has funded 29 Local Action Groups across England to tackle invasive non-native species in and around watercourses to reduce impacts on local communities, protect native biodiversity and reduce the cost to our economy. This report presents a summary of overall achievements of the funding, highlights successes and blockages to progress and makes recommendations as to what is required to achieve long term sustainability of these Groups.

Defra is publishing the report so that Local Action Groups have an objective evidence base to demonstrate how they can provide local, cost effective solutions to the management of harmful non-native species in the future.

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The research set out to:
•Summarise overall achievements of the LAG funding
•Highlight successes and blockages to progress
•Make recommendations as to what constitutes good LAG performance and what is required to achieve long term sustainability of LAGs
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Defra LAGs Final Report   (1410k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2014

To: 2015

Cost: £41,250
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Brook Lyndhurst Ltd
Alien Species              
Landscape Ecology              
Water Framework Directive