Canadian Council on Invasive Species | CCIS

Read Highlights of the National Invasive Species Forum

Ottawa | Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Invasive Species

What are they?

Invasive species are species that are not native to Canada and that have invasive or aggressive tendencies.  

Why should we care?

Once here, invasive species can easily spread and outcompete native flora and fauna, upsetting the natural balance.

How did they get here and how do they spread?

Invasive species arrived in a number of ways and over a number of years. The first invasive species to Canada arrived by ship with the early explorers.

Invasive species of national importance

Invasive species of high concern across Canada currently include Giant hogweed and zebra and quagga mussels.