What is an invaisve alien species ?

Wild Parsnip © Bianca Bédard

Wild Parsnip
© Bianca Bédard

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are generally introduced into a new environment by humans. They compete with native species and proliferate to the detriment of these by modifying the natural ecosystem in wich they are introduced. The voluntary or accidental introduction of IAS therefore constitutes a threat to biodiversity.

LIST OF IAS THREATENING THE REGION. 

 

What are the possible impacts ?

Trailer covered with eurasian water-milfoil at lake Osisko © Sophie Laliberté

Trailer covered with eurasian water-milfoil at lake Osisko
© Sophie Laliberté

The presence of IAS on the territory can result in considerable environmental, social and economic impacts: loss of value of homes on shorelines, nuisance to aquatic recreation activities, loss of biodiversity and impacts on human health, reduced quality of sport fishing related to tourism, etc.

WHEN IN DOUBT, TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

 

clean your Equipment

© CRE Laurentides, University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program et U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • TO learn more on cleaning steps 

  • mobile washing stations are available for use by the public in the region, SEE THE MAP.


+ about

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are generally introduced into a new environment by humans. They compete with native species and proliferate to the detriment of these by modifying the natural ecosystem in which they are introduced. The voluntary or accidental introduction of IAS therefore constitutes a threat to biodiversity.

What are the possible IMPACTS?

The presence of IAS on the territory can result in considerable environmental, social and economic impacts: loss of value of homes on shorelines, boating and swimming hazards, loss of biodiversity and impacts on human health, reduced quality of sport fishing, which affects tourism revenue, etc.

+ goals

  • Increase the number of people in Abitibi-Témiscamingue who recognize and understand the importance to preserve biodiversity in our region by limiting the introduction of invasive alien species.

  • Increase the number of people in Abitibi-Témiscamingue who recognize the most popular invasive alien species.

  • Change the behavior of people who participate to the introduction of invasive alien species

+ actions

  • distribution of brochures to sensibilise the population
  • installation of mobile washing stations to wash nautical equipments
 

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