Invasive species are among Canada’s greatest threats to the survival of our wild animal and plant life. These invading 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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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.