Protecting Native Plants and Animals

Taking on the Invaders

Invasive species damage the lands and waters that native plants and animals need to survive. They hurt economies and threaten human well-being.  The estimated damage from invasive species worldwide totals more than $1.4 trillion – five percent of the global economy.

What You Can Do

Everyone needs to be part of the fight against invasive species. Here are some easy ways in which you can help stop invasive species:

What The Nature Conservancy Is Doing

The Nature Conservancy is working to prevent and control the spread of invasive species in all 50 states and across more than 30 countries around the world.  Together with our partners we are focusing on prevention and early detection as the most effective strategies to combat invasive species.  We work to:

Preventing and containing the spread of invasive species is vital to our efforts to protect native plants and animals across our lands, seas and rivers.


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