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General Impacts

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Provides resources for the general impacts of invasive species, with information why they are harmful. Also see related information:

Spotlights

CAB International.

Invasive species have a range of global impacts. Get a quick overview of how they affect biodiversity, the environment and people around the world here. To hear testimonials from people affected by invasives, visit CABI's Stories page.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.

Aquatic invasive species pose an ongoing threat to the environment, economy, recreation, and human health and safely. These species are a direct driver of biodiversity loss, yet also hinder economic development, serve as vectors of disease, decrease the aesthetic value of nature, and prevent recreational activities. Keep reading to learn more about these specific threats.
Partnership
Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition.
Invasive Species Centre (Ontario); Great Lakes Forest Alliance.

CaribbeanInvasives.org.

Midwest Invasive Plant Network.

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International Government
European Environment Agency.
The purpose of this report is to raise awareness among key stakeholders, decision-makers, policymakers and the general public about the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of IAS. Twenty-eight dedicated species accounts are provided to highlight the various types of impacts. These species accounts are based on thorough, up-to-date scientific information from recent research and studies, and highlight the multifaceted impacts of IAS at both the global and regional levels.
State and Local Government

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Academic
Professional

Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).