We are currently recruiting a hard-working, motivated, and dedicated individual to fill the position of Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Network Coordinator who will report to the Partnership and Science Manager. View the full posting here.
We are thrilled to announce that The Invasive Species Centre is a recipient of a Grow Grant provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation! This grant will allow the ISC to continue our efforts in leading the Early Detection and Rapid Response Network of volunteer citizen scientists across multiple communities in Ontario. The ISC has received a grant of $361,400 over the course of 24 months to assist in the reduce the possibility of introduction and spread of already existing invasive species in Ontario. Encouraging Ontarians to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping individuals to participate in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts. We look forward to continuing this work in collaboration with the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and the Invading Species Awareness Program and other community partners through 2019! Visit http://edrrontario.ca/ to learn more!
Don't let invasives into your garden, try planting these and other native species instead! They look great, and they don't threaten Ontario's biodiversity. For more info on what plants are good for your garden check out these Grow Me Instead guides.
ICAIS 2017 Registration Now Open
The registration for the 20th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species is now open!
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WHY ARE INVASIVE SPECIES A BIG DEAL?
Invasive Species take over our environment
Invasive Species hurt our economy
How do we protect our environment and economy from invasive species?
Stopping the arrival of an invasive species is the most effective way to manage it.
Prevention protects us from the serious economic, environmental and social costs
of invaders once they take hold.
If prevention fails and an invasive species crosses our borders, it is
essential to detect and identify them as soon as possible.
We need to know that an invasive has arrived so that we can respond quickly.
When an invasive species is detected, we must respond rapidly
before they become established or spread to other areas.
If we are going to slow an invasive species down or stop it altogether, our success depends on quick action to control and eradicate it.
Sometimes, invasive species establish self-sustaining populations where
control and eradication efforts simply won’t work.
When that happens, it is important to implement innovative management
actions to reduce their impacts and long-term costs to Canadians.
When we adapt to an invasive species, we take practical steps to protect our communities from the disruptive and damaging impacts that invasive species have on society.
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