A regulation was adopted in Jul 2014 that prohibits or regulates the possession, transport, importation, sale, purchase and introduction of select invasive species. The purpose of this regulation is to help control invasive species, a form of biological pollution, by reducing the introduction of new and spread of existing populations. This regulation becomes effective Mar 10, 2015. Two species, Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and Eurasian boars (Sus scrofa) have grace periods. For more information, see Invasive Species Regulation (scroll to view) and Lands and Forests Emergency, Proposed & Recently Adopted Regulations.
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