We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

The rogues' gallery

Not all the plants and animals living in our canals and rivers are native to the UK. Some species have been introduced, often with disastrous results for our precious ecosystems.

Mink leaving water through rocks Mink

Invasive species can cause devastating effects to native wildlife, competing for food, space, sunlight, and water. The animals can often be bigger and more aggressive, while the plants choke canals and rivers with their rapid growth.

Last date edited: 17 July 2015