Invasive species threatens Island's wildlife

Conservationists are warning that an invasive species, Sour Fig, is threatening the Channel Islands' natural flora and fauna.

The plant, which has yellow or purple flowers, is native to South Africa and was probably brought over to the islands more than a hundred years ago as a garden plant. Since then it has spread prolifically.

Volunteers across the Islands have been spending weekends removing tonnes of the plants from the coastline.