Factsheet: Decree on invasive species

Decree on invasive species

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 630/2013, dated August 2, regulating the spanish listing of invasive alien species
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 630/2013, de 2 de agosto, por el que se regula el catálogo español de especies exóticas invasoras
Royal Decree 630/2013 updated the ‘Catalogue of Invasive Alien Species’ which was first developed in 2011. Those that appear in the catalogue are alien species for which scientific and technical information exists indicating that they constitute a serious threat to autochthonous species, habitats or ecosystems, agriculture or economic resources associated with the use of the country’s natural heritage. The introduction of species listed in this Catalogue is prohibited in the natural environment. Their possession, transport, movement, trade of live or dead specimens or propagules are also prohibited within Spain, as well as their export. Authorisations may nevertheless be granted for research or health reasons.
protect native species
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment


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