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Ontario Releases Plan to Combat Invasive Species

The Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan outlines Ontario's approach to the prevention, early detection, and rapid response to new invasive species and the effective management of existing invasive species like round goby, zebra mussels and the emerald ash borer. Several ministries will work together under the plan to ensure threats to the province's biodiversity and its economy are dealt with as effectively as possible.

The government has also committed to renew its partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters to promote greater public awareness of invasive species through education and outreach — a major goal in the plan.

Protecting Ontario against invasive species is part of the McGuinty government's plan to ensure a healthy environment and a strong economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean most to Ontario families — health care and education. Information on the plan can be found at the Government of Ontario Website.


July 4, 2012
By Govt of Ontario