The Layman’s Report of EU LIFE+ funded CAISIE Project is now online.  This document provides a non-technical comprehensive report on all the activities of the project and its outcomes during its four year duration.
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CAISIE Layman’s Report

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CAISIE on June 6th, 2013

The After-LIFE Communication Plan sets out how the results of the CAISIE Project will
continue to be disseminated and communicated after the end of the LIFE+ funding and
indicates what external supports will be used to achieve this.
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CAISIE After-Life Communication Plan

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CAISIE on June 6th, 2013

An After-LIFE Conservation Plan was produced by the CAISIE Project.  This document provides the following information: 1) an assessment on the status of the high impact invasive species targeted during the project; 2) an account of how the conservation activities implemented during the project will continue and develop after it ends; 3)  details of how [...]

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Based on the experiences of the EU LIFE+ CAISIE Project, guidelines for effective stakeholder engagement have been produced which aim to provide a valuable resource for stakeholders involved in increasing the awareness of and implementing measures to tackle aquatic invasive species in Ireland.
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CAISIE Guidelines on Effective Stakeholder Engagement

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The EU LIFE+ CAISIE Project has developed guidelines to inform stakeholders on ‘best practice’ measures to effectively control six high profile aquatic or riparian invasive species present in Ireland.  The guidelines are based on the experiences of the project in treating these species over the last four years in river, lake and canal environments.
Guidelines have [...]

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Helen Moran on April 25th, 2013

The CAISIE (Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland) project have created a video of the work carried out through the duration of the project.
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Helen Moran on March 22nd, 2013

Asian clam survey on the River Barrow, January 2013.
The devastation caused by the Asian clam is enormous.  In locations inhabited by Asian clam, almost no native fauna or flora are present.  This short clip shows a glimpse of one infested area just below Saint Mullins, on the River Barrow.
It is extremely important that people take [...]

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CAISIE on July 17th, 2012

This is the third CAISIE (Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland) Project Bulletin. In this issue we have updates on aquatic invasive species (AIS) control and some related research from our two project areas, Lough Corrib and the Grand Canal & Barrow Navigation. In addition, we outline some of [...]

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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and fish parasites or diseases are readily transferred from one water body to another on diving gear, boats and protective clothing. These can be very damaging to resident fish stocks, the aquatic habitat and the general environment. In order to ensure that invasive species and fish diseases are not inadvertently transferred [...]

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Himalyan balsam in bloom

16th June 2011
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) control operations were undertaken at a site near Carlow from the 7th to 10th June 2011. This invasive plant is currently spreading along the banks of the River Barrow (and many other Irish rivers). Impatiens glandulifera is a highly invasive annual weed, which has spread rapidly throughout the UK [...]

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