As for many things the old saying “better safe than sorry” goes for invasive species – therefore, the best way of fighting invasive species is preventing their introduction to nature. For that very reason, most activities in Croatia regarding invasive species are aimed at raising awareness on the negative influence of invasive species and their release to nature. The prerequisite to efficient struggle against invasive species is the understanding and cooperation of the public, especially the parts considered “risky”, like fishermen, pet and plant owners.

The education of the public is being done through various lectures, TV and radio shows, brochures, posters and other educational publications, and finally through this web site, as well as others like it.

Workshop on identification of signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), photo: archive of SINP