The village of Bugøynes in Northern Norway has understood that prevention is the most cost-effective method of managing invasive alien species. Thanks to the work of active enthusiasts, the village’s nature and population have been spared from the harmful impacts of hogweeds.
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.
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.