Protecting Canada’s land and water from invasive species

The Invasive Species Centre supports the new regulations and strategy put in place by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, which effectively place more tools in the toolbox toward our collective efforts to prevent and slow the spread of invasive species. 

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We’re amplify the exciting work being completed this year to support prevention and management of invasive species.

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New Zealand mud snails are aquatic snails that can be found in waterways including lakes, rivers, and streams.

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View the webinar page for more information.

Learn how to identify wild boars and what to do if you spot one with this factsheet.

EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. It is fast, easy to use and doesn’t require Geographic Information Systems experience. EDDMapS’ goal is to maximize the effectiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of invasive species observations recorded each year, and you can help by reporting sightings of invasive species!

County Reports
Point Reports

*Reports input into EDDMapS Reporting System

This useful tool provides an open record of completed risk assessments relevant to North America. The database currently includes publicly available risk assessments completed by a range of government and non-government organizations.

Life Cycle

Our vision is a Canada where land and water are protected from invasive species.

Our mission is to connect stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species that harm Canada’s environment, economy and society.

Our values:

  • Collaboration – drawing on all stakeholders to achieve success
  • Credibility – using a consistent, evidence-based approach
  • Professionalism – maintaining dedication to excellence in management and delivery
  • Efficiency – filling gaps and reducing overlap wherever possible
  • Sustainability – helping natural resources last for future generations

The following information below is for the mobile homepage

Protecting Canada’s land and water from invasive species


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