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Preventing the spread of invasive species on land and waterways

    How do invasive                species affect the              economy?

Invasive species affect Canada’s economy in many ways, both directly and indirectly. Direct economic impacts caused by invasive species arise from costs such as, research, control and management programs, reduction of economically important resources and crop yield, and impacts on international trade and tariffs. Check out the economic report - Cost to Ontario Cities

   What are invasive             species?

Invasive species are among Canada’s greatest threats to the survival of our wild animal and plant life. These invasive species arrive, often accidentally, from elsewhere in the world and, in the absence of natural predators, kill, crowd out or otherwise devastate native species and their ecosystems.....Learn More

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Invasive Species Centre Impact: Invasive Plants and Citizen Science

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Invasive Plants in Ontario

Invasive plants are non-native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that are spread by global trade, human and animal transport and escaping from gardens. They invade forests and block out native plants from growing, which in turn decreases the available habitat for native wildlife.

Invasive Plant Species Profiles

ICAIS Registration

Registration for ICAIS 2019 is now officially open. Register today to attend the largest international conference on invasive aquatic species. ICAIS 2019 is introducing a special pre-conference session that will intersect the aquatic and terrestrial spheres.


Cost of Invasive Species in Canada

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Asian Carp Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo!


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About Us

The Invasive Species Centre is a not-for-profit organization that prevents and reduces the spread of invasive species in Canada and beyond by connecting with a broad array of stakeholders to catalyze invasive species management and communicate policy and science knowledge.