Invasive Animals

Our nation’s national parks are managed to preserve unimpaired America’s natural and cultural resources. This mission is under a deep and immediate threat as a consequence of invasive animal species.

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Invasive Animals in Parks

Invasive animals cause damage and disrupt ecosystems in national parks.

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Managing Invasive Animals

Park staff use a variety of tools to manage the spread of invasive animals.

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Top 5 Common Invasive Animals

You may be surprised by the 5 most common invasive animals found in parks.

Last updated: May 10, 2021