The introduction and spread of Invasive Alien Species is affecting
Canada’s environment, economy, and society, including
human health. The current threats posed by existing and potential
invasive alien species are significant and are growing at an
alarming rate. The need for Canada to take measures to address
invasive alien species and protect and conserve Canada’s
natural resources and associated industries as well as the
health of wildlife and humans, is essential. We in New Brunswick
need to work together, hand in hand to reduce the introduction
of invasive species in our provinvce. All this can be achieved
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Tackling the Problem
Prevention is the most cost-efficient and effective method
against invasive alien species. Halting the establishment
of potentially invasive species in the first place is the
first line of defense. Governments conduct customs checks,
inspect shipments, conduct risk assessments and set quarantine
regulations to try to limit the entry of invasive species.
However, global inspection and risk analysis capacity is
usually not sufficient.
It is also important to develop economic tools and incentives
for the prevention of introductions, and to educate the general
public and raise awareness so that informed decisions can
be made about how to limit introductions and their spread.
Invasive alien species are a global issue that requires collaboration
among governments, economic sectors and non-governmental
and international organizations. Individuals also have a
large part to play, including policymakers, consumers, horticulturalists,
landowners, educators, youth and recreationists. Please check You Can Help for More Details!