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Japanese Knotweed Identification Card

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The PlantTracker project is a collaboration of UK environmental agencies and is part of the Nature Locator project, which is a collection of projects using smartphone apps and accompanying websites to collect and make publicly available crowd-sourced biodiversity data. It is particularly useful for viewing and recording areas of invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed.

Cornwall Knotweed Forum
A co-operative venture involving the Environment Agency, University of Exeter in Cornwall, The National Trust, Cornwall County Council and Natural England.

Japanese Knotweed Alliance
The UK-based Japanese knotweed alliance was established in November 1999 to highlight the problems posed by this invasive weed and to promote its natural control with biological predators.

Property Care Association Invasive Weed Control Group
The Property Care Association Invasive Weed Control Group (PCA IWCG) represents specialist contractors and consultants across the UK who can be trusted to provide expert services to control Japanese knotweed and other invasive plant species.

Institute of Air Quality Management
The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) is the professional body for UK air quality professionals. It produces leading guidance and training on matters affecting air quality professionals and provides a lobbying voice for members on Government consultations.

UK Air Information Resource
The UK Air Information Resource (UK-AIR) was developed on behalf of the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the devolved administrations. It is an important source of air quality data and guidance for the UK, including air quality mapping tools and emissions factors.

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading professional membership body that represents and supports ecologists predominantly in the UK but also overseas.

National Biodiversity Network Atlas
The NBN Atlas is a free on-line tool that combines multiple sources of UK species and habitats data in a single, on-line resource. It is essentially a database of geo-located biodiversity records that can be viewed in an easy to use mapping tool.

Environment Agency
The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
DEFRA’s aim is to protect and improve the environment and to integrate the environment with other policies across Government and internationally.

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
BREEAM is the world’s most widely used means of reviewing and improving the environmental performance of buildings. Since its launch in 1990 BREEAM has been increasingly accepted in the UK construction and property sectors as offering best practice in environmental design and management.