Heroes fight invasive plant species: On the old landfill site, lupins are kept away and species are valued

Heroes fight invasive plant species: On the old landfill site, lupins are kept away and species are valued

In southern Finland, the Vehkalanmäki area in Vantaa is subject to patient conservation work to control overgrowth and, in particular, extensive garden lupin growth. A local nature enthusiast and the city have played an important role in maintaining the area's biodiversity.

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IAS heroes: WWF volunteer work coordinators lead the battle against invasive alien plants

IAS heroes: WWF volunteer work coordinators lead the battle against invasive alien plants

The invasive alien species Japanese rose is already familiar to many people. It spreads effectively, for example, to beaches where it replaces the native species. In the second part of this blog series, we follow the Japanese rose prevention work in the Otsolahti recreation area, where volunteers work for the second year in row.

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IAS Heroes: Cooperation and Persistence Helps Control Invasive Alien Plant Species

IAS Heroes: Cooperation and Persistence Helps Control Invasive Alien Plant Species

Identify, control, and repeat are the cornerstones for eradicating invasive alien plant species. We can also increase the success of the control activities if the authorities, people, and organizations work together toward the same goal. This article is the first in a series of blog posts that introduce experiences and thoughts of IAS Heroes fighting against invasive alien species.

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