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Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program
GLIN's September Site of the Month is Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program. In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, established the Invading Species Awareness Program to address the critical threat that invasive species pose to Ontario's biodiversity.
The program's objectives are to generate education and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invading species, address key pathways contributing to invading species introductions and spread, and facilitate monitoring and tracking initiatives for the spread of new invaders found within Ontario. Since 1992, Ontario's Invading Species Program has worked cooperatively to prevent the introduction of invasive species through multiple pathways, including recreational watercraft, use of live bait, and the aquarium, water garden, live food fish, and horticulture industries.
GLIN links hundreds of agencies and organizations serving the Great Lakes region. You may not have visited them all yet, especially with new data and information and more partners coming online every month. Because partnership is the core of GLIN, each month we highlight the wealth of information available on the web site of one active GLIN partner. These partners work closely with the GLIN Project Team to ensure that their information is integrated into the regional network; in turn, these partners point back to relevant GLIN pages from
wherever appropriate on their own web sites so that people can easily find information about a topic of interest.