- Learn how to identify the invasive plant species and NEVER USE THEM
Online information is available that explains how to correctly identify invasive species that are problematic in Portugal (e.g.: invasive species fact sheets);
If you already know what the invasive species are, educate others!
Whether you are trekking, hiking or just passing through, be sure to clean your shoes, clothes and bags – Seeds, spores, fruits, insects and other living creatures including invasive species, can be easily transported inadvertently;
When visiting a Protected Area, be especially aware of the species/parts of species that you may be transporting; also clean your vehicle’s tyres thoroughly before you travel;
Do not be tempted to take an exotic plant or animal with you.
- Participate in events to control invasive species populations
There are voluntary activities for controlling invasive species throughout Portugal. Participate!
- If you find invasive species in a critical situation such as a highly problematic invasive species for sale…
Make contact with the seller and alert them to the importance of removing the plant.
If you are not successful, call the SOS Line Ambiente e Território: 808 200 520 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.