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Impacts of Invasive Species

Invasive species are among Canada’s greatest threats to the survival of our wild animal and plant life. These invaders arrive, often accidentally, from elsewhere in the world and, in the absence of natural predators, kill, crowd out, or otherwise devastate native species and their ecosystems. 

These nonnative plants and animals not only threaten to transform the wildlife, woodlands, and waterways that Canadians depend on, they cost this country billions of dollars in losses to industries, reduce recreational spaces, compromise outdoor experiences and tourism, and directly affect human health and well-being. 

Follow the links below to learn how invasive species impact different environments in Canada.