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A special message to our partners in response to COVID-19:

We are open for business and remain available to assist you. Invasive Species Centre staff are working remotely at this time to reduce risk and you can continue to contact our team by email. You can also call 705-541-5790 or email info@invasivespeciescentre.ca if you need to connect with us for any reason.

Spotted Lanternfly Fact Sheet


Giant Asian Hornet

Find out all you need to know about this species!

Credit: Yasunori Koide –Wikimedia Commons

Controlling the Spread of European Water Chestnut and Parrot Feather in Ontario


Presented by:
Kyle Borrowman, Ducks Unlimited Canada

This webinar will overview various control methods employed by Ducks Unlimited Canada to limit the spread and control two invasive aquatic plants, European water chestnut and parrot feather, that threaten Ontario’s native plant biodiversity. Active management by Ducks Unlimited Canada helps reduce existing populations and protect Ontario's environment, economy, and social well-being from further spread. 

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2019 Annual Report

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HOW TO: Ball Sampling for Hemlock Woolly Adelgidt

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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

Find out more information on economic impacts of invasive species


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.