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Spotlights

  • Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council; Orange County Government; University of South Florida.
    FLIP (Florida Invasive Plants) is designed to be a mobile field guide that can be accessed by a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device with internet browser capability. Developed in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF), FLIP currently contains 20 plants: 19 of the 2011 Category I invasive species and one of the 2011 Category II invasive species, as designated by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).
  • University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

    IveGot1 is more than just an app, it is an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for Florida that includes the app, a website with direct access to invasive species reporting and a hotline 1-888-IVEGOT1 for instant reports of live animals. By reporting sightings of invasive animals and plants, Florida agencies can better assess the extent of the infestations and hopefully eradicate new infestations before they become huge problems. The goal of IveGot1 is to make identification and reporting easy and efficient as possible.

  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry.
    Giant African land snails (GALS) could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas because they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. GALS are illegal to import into the U.S. without a permit. If you have seen one of these snails please contact the FDACS helpline (888) 397-1517.
  • South Florida Water Management District.
    This annual report details restoration, scientific and engineering accomplishments in South Florida coastal areas. For invasive species related information, see "Volume 1, Chapter 7: Status of Nonindigenous Species."
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida's native habitats, people can surrender exotic pets free of charge with no questions asked. Every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with nonnative pet adopters.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this locaton, organized by source. To view all related content for this location, click on "View all resources for location" in the top left of this page.

Council or Task Force

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Miami-Dade County (Florida); DOD. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOI. National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; South Florida Water Management District.
Florida Invasive Species Partnership.

Federal Government

DOI. National Park Service.
DOD. USACE. Jacksonville District.

State and Local Government

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Florida Forest Service.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Bureau of Plant Industry.
South Florida Water Management District.

Academic

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
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University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.