Invading Species Awareness Program
Invading species are a growing environmental and economic threat to Ontario. Invasive species are defined as plants, animals, and micro-organisms introduced by human action outside their natural past or present distribution whose introduction or spread threatens the environment, the economy, or society, including human health.
In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, established Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) to address the increasing threats posed by invading species in Ontario. Our objectives are to generate public education and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invading species, address key pathways contributing to invading species introductions and spread, and facilitate monitoring and tracking initiatives for the spread of new invaders found within Ontario. The ISAP program is one of many conservation initiatives that the OFAH is involved with.
You can report an invasive species by calling the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or visiting www.eddmaps.org/ontario.
For more information, visit our website at www.invadingspecies.com