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Introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate priority species.

Could this be your career mission?

Below are employers you could work for, occupations they employ, and education and training programs to prepare you to achieve this target.
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  1. Local Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations: Often have programs specifically focused on preventing and managing invasive species.

  2. Community-based Conservation Groups: Formed by community members with a shared interest in preserving and protecting their local environment from invasive species.

  3. Watershed Associations: Focus on the health and well-being of watersheds, which may include initiatives to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.

  4. Botanical Gardens and Arboretums: May run educational programs and initiatives to prevent the introduction of invasive plants, promoting the use of native species in landscaping.

  5. Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Government agencies that manage and conserve fish and wildlife often work to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

  6. Land Stewardship Organizations: Groups dedicated to the responsible management and care of natural lands may include invasive species prevention and control in their mission.

  7. Coastal and Marine Conservation Groups: Focus on preventing the spread of invasive species in coastal and marine ecosystems, including protecting native flora and fauna.

  8. Hiking and Outdoor Recreation Clubs: Promote responsible outdoor recreation and may engage in invasive species removal during organized hikes and events.

  9. Community Gardens and Agriculture Coalitions: Prevent the introduction of invasive species in agricultural settings and community gardens, promoting sustainable and native planting practices.

  10. Educational Institutions: Local schools, colleges, and universities may have environmental science or biology departments that engage in research and education programs aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species.

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