Business owners: florists, retailers of pets and components for the aquarium

The trade of pets or ornamental plant species is recognised as one of the main causes of introduction, voluntary or accidental, of new alien species. Some of the most widespread and dangerous invasive alien species such as tortoises and crayfish, collared parakeet, water hyacinth or the fig of the Hottentots, are still commonly traded today at often very low prices and they are selling without giving any information to the buyers about their potential danger. Producers and dealers in the horticultural and pet animal sectors are therefore a kay target of the project Life ASAP.