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2019 Annual Report

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New Executive Director Announced


Sarah Rang joins the Invasive Species Centre with an extensive career in the strategic coordination, planning, and implementation of programs. She has collaborated across all orders of government and has over 28 years of experience in environmental policy. She brings a passion for environmental protection and a commitment to collaboration which will grow our organization!

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Invasive Species Cost to Ontario Municipalities and Conservation Authorities

A 2019 report from the Invasive Species Centre, calculates that Ontario municipalities and conservation authorities spend an estimated $50.8 million per year on invasive species management. The cost is felt most in urban areas, where expenditures are estimated at over $1 million annually per municipality.

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What happens to invasive species in the winter?







With winter arriving in Canada, the scenery of fully leafed plants and active wildlife transitions to quiet, snowy winters. With this change in seasons, invasive species may become out of sight and out of mind. But they always seem to come back every year. So where do they go in winter?.

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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

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.