November 12, 2015

Ontario Takes Action Against Invasive Species

Ontario is taking further action to protect communities from the significant social, economic and ecological impacts of invasive species by passing the Invasive Species Act.

Northern Snakehead   Photo Credit: MSU
 QUICK FACTS
  • Globally, costs to the environment, agriculture and communities from invasive species are estimated to be $1.4 trillion — the equivalent of five per cent of the global economy and seven times the cost of natural disasters.
  • To report invasive species sightings, please call the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711, or email info@invadingspecies.com.
  • Download the free EDDMapS app to identify and report invasive species from your smartphone.