New INNS app and website has launched

17th August 2023 News

The new INNS app and website for reporting sightings, surveys and management of invasive non-native species (INNS) in England, Wales and Scotland has launched.

INNS Mapper, also known as Mapiwr INNS in Wales with Welsh language options, is free to use and aims to provide an effective resource to support INNS programmes and coordinate efforts. Data reported to INNS Mapper is open access and publicly available for anyone to use.

Invasive non-native species (INNS) are species that have been accidentally or intentionally introduced by people and cause negative impacts. The negative impacts are far reaching for the environment, economy and society. It is important to prevent the spread of INNS and understand the locations where INNS are found. We encourage everyone to get involved and use the app to report sightings of INNS.

For those also going out to survey and manage INNS, such as Local Action Groups and volunteer groups, INNS Mapper is the tool to report and share survey and management information, which will help coordinate effective INNS management. The identification of photos provided in sighting records can be verified by users of INNS Mapper using the ‘verify’ function. Additional information on the INNS and ID guides are also available.

INNS Mapper was developed and funded by multiple organisations, please visit the website for more information.

Download the INNS Mapper app today from your phone’s app store and visit the INNS Mapper website at

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