Reporting non-native invasive species (NNIS) is a powerful tool for identifying potential problems and seeking action as soon as possible. It is therefore important to follow a few simple guidelines when reporting incidents.
- Report the NNIS location as soon as possible with a brief but accurate description (no more than 1000 characters).
- Ideally, leave your name (we understand some people may wish to remain anonymous and use a pseudonym). However, do not leave any other personal details unless you feel it is important to do so. Telephone numbers are available to the administrator only and are not shown in reports.
- Do not make any derogatory comments or use inappropriate language (see the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page).
- Before you report a new NNIS, be sure to check it has not been reported already. If so, you can update the existing report.
All NNIS locations are shown as coloured markers on a map where the colour plus a 2 or 3 digit text indicates the species. A NNIS report may consist of more than one report and can be added to at any time. For example, a photograph may be added after the main report has be submitted, or additional reports added if necassary at a later date.
Existing NNIS reports can be viewed by clicking/touching the appropriate marker (or selecting from the drop-down list) to display the report page. From this page, the Add Update button displays a form to create an additional report.
New NNIS reports can be created by clicking/touching the New Report button on the top/center of the map to. Clicking or touching the map displays a crosshair marker where the NNIS location is located. If required, the map's Zoom options (+ and - buttons at the top right of the map) can be used to increase or decrease the zoom level for higher accuracy.
The report form contains six fields to be completed:
- Invasive Species Type: (defaults to Asian Hornet)
- Set Marker: marker points left or right
- Submitted by: Your name or pseudonym
- Phone Number: Your phone number (not shown in report but must be included)
- Organisation: Fishing Club/Individual
- Description: e.g. extent, problems caused or action taken etc.
If one or more photographs are to be included, these should be done before the report is submitted. Photographs can be added by clicking/touching the Add Image button on the report form. Ideally, photographs should be taken in Landscape mode.
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To enter a new non-native invasive species report, click or touch the New Report button (top center on the map) and follow the guidelines. To add an update report to an existing report, click or touch the appropriate marker (or select from the drop-down list) on the map then click/touch the Add Update button and follow the guidelines. More Guidelines
Each year NNIS data is archived and the data source cleared ready for a new season. To view archives, click or touch NNIS Archives
To see a full report containing all photographs, click or touch Report.
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REPORT A NEW INVASIVE SPECIES LOCATION
To report a new invasive species location, click the appropriate location on the map to display a cross-hair marker. Use the map's Zoom option (+ and - bottom right) to get an accurate location then click Add New Report. Once the report has been submitted, the new marker will change to the appropriate invasive species marker.
To clear the cross-hair marker and re-display the map, click Cancel.
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