Panel on Alien Organisms and trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
The import of farmed mallards from Sweden and the subsequent release of these birds for hunting purposes may have negative consequences for Norwegian biodiversity and water quality. The health and welfare of the released birds are also of concern. The magnitude of the negative consequences is expected to increase with increasing number of birds being released.
Dead bumblebees under linden trees (Tilia) have gained increased awareness during the past few years. However, the observations of dead bumblebees is not a new phenomenon. The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) have assessed the potential connection between Tilia and bumblebee death.