Non-Native Species

Effective conservation of imperiled and non-imperiled native wildlife populations in Florida must include species and habitat management, control, and prevention of non-native species introductions and expansions. The introduction of non-native species may result in competition with native species for reproductive habitat, foraging habitat, and in some cases displacement of native species through predation.

Wildlife management is the application of ecological knowledge to populations of vertebrate animals, invertebrates, and their plant and animal associates, in a manner that strikes a balance between the needs of those populations and the needs of people.

Non-native Species Information (FWC)

Non-native plants and animals (UF)

Non-native marine species (FWRI)

Conditional, Prohibited, Nonnative Species (FWC)

Wildlife Assistance/Nuisance Wildlife (FWC)