Community Science Workshop – March 4, 2020

Community Science Workshop When: March 4, 2020 Where: Ottawa Event and Conference Centre Early detection of invasive species is key in preventing their spread and reducing their impacts. Often described as ‘citizen’ or ‘community’ science, organizations are coming together to leverage the public to help meet real world goals, such as tracking and reporting of… Read More

Take Action Be Aquatic Wise – Year One Field Results!

Starting in 2018, the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) received funding from the EcoAction Community Grant Program, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, to partner with the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISC BC) and the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council (SISC) to work with local partners in both provinces and adopt aquatic habitats to… Read More

Why should YOU care about invasive species?

“According to the World Conservation Union, invasive alien species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity, after habitat loss”. You most likely have read or seen this quote once before, in another, similar article, on a website, maybe even a newspaper. But what does it really mean? And how does it directly affect you?… Read More

It’s Open Season on Invasive Species

Invasive species. You most likely have heard the term. To anyone who has experienced their wrath, you might define them as: nasty, damaging, horrific, scary, all of the above. But, for those who have not, according to scientists, they are actually defined as: a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced… Read More

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