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Legislative Review and Gap Analysis Phase II

Learn more about provincial and federal responsibilities related to aquatic invasive species. The Invasive Alien Species Legislative Review and Gap Analysis, Phase II: Aquatic Species in now available for download. See the complete report and two app...

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March Meeting Summary

Read about the outcomes of the 22 March 2012 invasive species meeting that was held at Acadia University, including the next steps for ISANS. Download the summary from the 'Strategic Documents' page of the website

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Legislative Review and Gap Analysis Phase I

Learn more about provincial and federal responsibilities related to terrestrial invasive alien species. The Invasive Alien Species Legislative Review and Gap Analysis, Phase I: Terrestrial Plants and Insects is now available for download. See the com...

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Giant Hogweed Resources

Factsheets, look-a-likes, and resources for more information on giant hogweed.

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NEW - Download the new legislative review and gap analysis for aquatic species here.

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What are invasive alien species?

Invasive alien species (IAS) are plants, animals, aquatic life or micro-organisms that outcompete native species when introduced outside of their natural environment and threaten ecosystems, economy and society (Government of Canada 2009).

It is widely accepted that prevention of new introductions is the most cost-effective means of mitigating the impacts of IAS. In relative terms, Nova Scotia is not heavily impacted by IAS, but climate change, and ever-increasing global trade and travel may present opportunities for new IAS to establish and succeed here in the future.

You can help protect Nova Scotia's native environments, economy, and society by learning more.