National Invasive Species Awareness Week

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

While native animals and plants are beautiful, they can also be dangerous for the environment.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week encourages people to take care of their local environment by learning about invasive species and helping scientists to find solutions.

A broad coalition of organizations, including the Weed Science Society of America and Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and Entomological Society of America, started National Invasive Species Awareness Week in 2010.

These companies and organizations created briefing papers and networking events throughout Invasive Species Awareness in order to educate the public about the dangers associated with invasive species.

These same companies host events locally and internationally every year to find solutions to this pervasive problem.

According to the holiday’s main site, it is believed that there are 50,000 non-native species of plants and animals in America. Because of their ecological damage to the environment, 5,000 non-native animals and plants are considered invasive. Business that depends on the environment for its success is also at risk from economic damage caused by invasive species.

Although the numbers may seem small, the impact of invasive species on the environment can be devastating. They can decimate hundreds of species of animals and plants that are beneficial to the environment by building mutual relationships with them. National Invasive Species Awareness Week was established to encourage companies and individuals who benefit from the environment to take action towards saving these habitats.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week sponsors local events so that you can learn more about the invasive species and how to deal with them. College seminars can be attended by professors from your college and speakers from the environmental sciences department.

Research online about invasive species in your region, find out their history and learn how you can help. Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #InvasiveSpeciesAwarenessWeek to get your friends involved in this cause.


May 24 - 30 2025


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