Animal Invaders

Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species: A Coordinated and Comprehensive National Response

Today the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) released a document outlining a vision for a comprehensive national response in order to tackle the challenge of invasive species.  The vision is intended to address the inadequate authority, capacity, and coordination of the current federal response to invasive species issues. The NECIS vision is unique in that it emphasizes t ...[Read More]

Bill to Add 9 Snake Species to Prohibited List Passes Committee

Last week the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 511, a bill from Representative Rooney (R-FL) that would add nine species of large constrictor snakes to the list of species that are prohibited from being imported or crossing state lines.  Unfortunately, this positive effort was undermined by an amendment to allow a broad exemption for certain exhibitors of snakes, including many roadside ...[Read More]

Economics Study Shows Risk Assessment of Potentially Invasive Animal Species Pays Off

Findings demonstrate substantial returns on screening program relative to current costs of open-door policy WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 — In a major new study published in the journal Ecological Economics, scientists and economists have, for the first time, statistically demonstrated the net benefits of doing risk assessments for the live wild animal trade. The study estimates that the long-term exp ...[Read More]

NECIS releases An Action Plan on Invasive Species, for the Administration and the 112th Congress

NECIS groups outline the policy changes needed to curb invasive species introduction and spread, with a focus on screening intentional imports, preventing inadvertent introductions, and addressing funding gaps. NECIS-brochure-2011


Contact: Cindy Yeast, 720-542-9455; 202-236-5413 (c) INVASIVE ANIMALS CONTINUE TO THRIVE IN FLORIDA As yet another invasive animal becomes established, environmental groups call on the federal government to screen the trade of imported animals and prevent the next problem invasion WASHINGTON (February 14, 2011)—A large, non-native lizard called the black and white tegu has be ...[Read More]

NECIS factsheet: Improve Lacey Act and stop the import of new invasive animals and diseases

New screening procedures will close the loophole that allowed harmful invasive species like Asian carp, Burmese pythons, and nutria to enter the country. 2011-screening-factsheet-FINAL

NECIS brownbag lunch: New Studies and Policy Solutions to Invasive Species Threats

All are invited —– The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species presents a brownbag lunch:   New Studies and Policy Solutions to Invasive Species Threats Fish Invasions into the Great Lakes Forest Pests Wildlife Diseases   When? Wednesday, March 2, 12:00 to 1:15 Where? Defenders of Wildlife, 1st floor conf. room, 1101 17th Ave NW, Washington, between L and M streets (Farragut ...[Read More]

NECIS groups to Secretary Salazar: Release report on improving FWS authorities over invasive species

National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species Great Lakes United * National Audubon Society * National Wildlife Federation * Natural Areas Association * The Nature Conservancy January 26, 2011 The Honorable Ken Salazar Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Dear Secretary Salazar: On behalf of the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species ...[Read More]