2018/0655/FIN
EC/EFTA
FI Finnland
  • S60E - Flora und Fauna
2019-03-21
2019-01-03

The decree shall lay down the provisions on the invasive alien species of Member State concern referred to in Article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

Government Decree on Invasive Alien Species of National Concern

The decree shall lay down the provisions on invasive alien species of Member State concern referred to in Article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (the EU IAS Regulation). The decree includes seven groups of species of animals, eight groups of single animal species and nine plant species (Annexes A and B to Directive). These restrictions on species stipulated in Article 7 of the EU IAS Regulation with certain exceptions (§ 2 of the Regulation) shall apply to the species provided for in Decree. The restrictions shall not apply to dogs and cats from the F5 generation onwards and ferrets. These restrictions shall not apply to specimens of animal species used under the permit concerning a zoo referred to in the Animal Welfare Act (247/1996) and the activity referred to in the Act on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific or Educational Purposes (497/2013). These restrictions shall not apply to the specimens of animal species used as fur bearing animals, including breeding animals.

In addition, the Decree shall lay down more detailed provisions on the traps and trapping methods for alien species of birds and mammals.