Invasive Species Appeal

Invasive species are of particular concern in various parts of the world and have the capacity to extirpate local species altogether; this is especially the case on islands and in isolated areas. Released exotic pets are one of the major causes for invasive species introductions and in some places, have resulted in complete extinction of a local species. Our Invasive Species Appeal is designed to support the pet and aquarium industry in educating pet-buying customers and aquarium hobbyists about the devastating impacts that can arise from releasing non-native animals into your local ecosystem.