Did you know that the second largest threat to biodiversity is invasive species?

That’s right after habitat loss.

Non-native species can come from other countries or from right here in Canada. And while some of these non-native species can actually be beneficial, some can be invasive – becoming predators, competitors, parasites, and can even bring diseases to our native wildlife. With few predators they can spread rapidly and can:

  • Reduce biodiversity
  • Disrupt food webs
  • Degrade habitat
  • Impact species health
  • Interfere with our recreational activities
  • Cause major economic damage

Once established, they are difficult to control or eradicate and their impacts are often irreversible.

Let’s all do our part to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and protect our lakes! Read more at LoveYourLake.ca blog.