Exotic Species

**DFW Frequently Asked Questions**

Invasive and Nuisance Species

The damage caused by non-native invasive species to biodiversity, infrastructure, and the local economy is costly and affects each one of us. No single entity is able to address all of the actions necessary to effectively prevent, eradicate, and control invasive species. Effective management requires a comprehensive collaborative and committed approach across federal and local government agencies, in the private sector, and throughout our local communities within the U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.).

USVI_Invasive_Species_Action_Plan describes the current status of invasive species response in the Territory and identifies planning and implementation needs for establishing a coordinated response initiative for the management of invasive species that threaten the ecological, environmental, cultural, and economic resources of the U.S.V.I.

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Exotic Pet Amnesty Week 2020: February 24 – 29, 2020

Thank you to the 50+ pet owners that participated Territory-wide!