CCIS Taking Part in the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) and our Chapter, the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) have been invited to take part in the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), in Montreal, December 7th-December 19th, 2022 as a part of the Canadian Delegation.  The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the… Read More

We Want To Hear From You! (Win $200)

Calling all industry members across Canada and members of the public:  We are seeking feedback on 2 national bilingual surveys. See below for survey details: Members of the Public:  Take Our People, Pets, and Animals Survey! We need your help to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants and animals in Canada. This survey… Read More

Preventing Invasive Species For Pet Owners

Non-native, invasive species are an issue that affects all seven continents. Invasive species wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Because these organisms are introduced so suddenly, they have no natural predators and often outcompete native species. To understand the issue at hand, it is important to know the language around invasive species. First, native species are… Read More

How Wild Pigs Survive Canadian Winters

Wild pigs have been in the spotlight, most recently  due to the breaking news that a sounder (group of wild pigs) has been discovered in Elk Island National Park. Wild pigs are descendants of Eurasian wild boar brought over from Europe and Asia, and domestic pigs. Farmed boar either escaped captivity or were released and… Read More

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it…just get rid of it.”

A dangerous pest is threatening Canada. A voracious sap sucker, this southeast Asian native has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to both Canada’s agricultural industry, and its natural environment. This threat is known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF). What is the spotted lanternfly? SLF is a plant hopping insect from southeast Asia, who has… Read More

Become a community scientist and help protect Canada’s biodiversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Become a community scientist and help protect Canada’s biodiversity (August 20, 2021 – Williams Lake, BC) The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is encouraging everyone across Canada to observe and report invasive species to help protect biodiversity in Canada. Invasive species are an issue that affects us all. Observing and reporting… Read More

Take Action, Be Aquatic Wise Project Wrap Up and Celebration!

We are celebrating the success of the three year Take Action, Be Aquatic Wise project! Starting in 2018, the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) received a grant from the EcoAction Community Funding Program, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, to partner with the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISC BC) and the Saskatchewan Invasive… Read More

This World Water Day – Take Action and Be Aquatic Wise!

Today we celebrate World Water Day, an awareness initiative focusing on the importance of freshwater, held on March 22nd each year since 1993. By celebrating and raising awareness on the importance of freshwater resources, this effort aims to support access to safe water to those without it around the world. Canada is abundant with freshwater… Read More

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