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Invasive Alien Species: Enhancing Cross-border Cooperation in Nutria Management

European Parliament, Room JAN 6Q2 – 10 April 2018

Cross-border cooperation with relevant stakeholders is crucial to manage the growing nutria population in Europe. Nutria are part of the EU list for invasive alien species since they form a serious threat for biodiversity. Moreover, nutria also endanger the water safety and have a negative impact on agricultural yields in many parts of the EU.

This is why representatives of water authorities, farmers and hunters from the Northern parts of the Netherlands and Germany (Niedersachsen), have joined their forces and recently signed an agreement to improve their cooperation for a better management of the nutria populations in their territory.

During this meeting in the European Parliament many of these involved stakeholders will present their experiences and strategic approach with the aim to raise awareness for this important issue. They also hope that this meeting will function as an example for cooperation between stakeholders along the rest of the Dutch-German border and hopefully also other border regions in the EU.

Information about the event

WHEN: Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 17:30 – 19:30
WHERE: European Parliament, Brussels, Room JAN 6Q2
INTERPRETATION: EN – NL – DE

MEETING POINT FOR ACCREDITATION
Due to increased security in Brussels, participants are requested to arrive 45 minutes in advance – 16h45 – at the Simone Veil Entrance, Altiero Spinelli building, European Parliament, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

Participants will be requested to show their ID.

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by the 3 April 2018, specifying your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, ID document.

SPEAKERS

florenz
Karl-Heinz Florenz

Member of the European Parliament

SP
Annie Schreijer-Pierik

Member of the European Parliament

stefan_leiner
Stefan Leiner

Head of Unit Biodiversity
DG Environment, European Commission

gieseke
Jens Gieseke

Member of the
European Parliament

kuks
Stefan Kuks

Chairman of Water Authority
Vechtstromen in the Netherlands

Henk-Post
Henk Post

Chairman National Muskrat and Nutria Working Group
Dutch Water Authorities

Daan-Bos
Daan Bos

Applied Ecologist
Altenburg & Wymenga

heiko_fritz
Heiko Fritz

Coordinator Bisambekämpfung
Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen

andre
Andre Westerkamp

Specialist in Eradication of Nutria
and other species

strauss
Egbert Strauss

Wildlife Biologist
Hunting Association of Lower Saxony

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