EDDMapS – Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
Sightings of the invasive Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) plant.
The map above comes from a website that is an electronic early detection reporting tool for invasive species. It shows the tracking of invasive species through sightings in Ontario as well as the rest of the world. It is in real time with users logging in and posting their sightings onto the website. The sightings are then verified before they are released to the public. The list of invasive species is not limited only to plants, but it also includes invasive fish and invertebrate species.
If you happen to come across an invasive species don’t forget to post its sighting.