Invasive Species Task Team
Task Team Purpose
The Invasive Species Task Team consists of representatives from diverse backgrounds, including government agencies, academia, zoos, and the pet industry, working together to increase public awareness about invasive species. We focus on invasive species of plants and animals that negatively impact native herpetofauna, as well as invasive species of amphibians and reptiles that negatively impact the environment and people.
Our diverse group collaborates to produce educational products for distribution by herpetological societies, reptile rescue groups, nature centers, pet stores, zoos, and others. Some of our recent products are highlighted below. Feel free to download and distribute these materials to anyone who may benefit from them.
Task Team Leaders
Task Team Meeting Summaries
Task Team Products
- What to do with unwanted pet amphibians and reptiles
- Buyers’ guide to pet reptiles
- Management Guidelines for Property Owners: Dealing with Introduced Herpetofauna (in planning)