Regional Pet and Garden Invasive Species Programs

There are organizations across the country that working on invasive species issues regarding the aquarium and water garden trade. is a national invasive species program and seeks to inspire and empower people to explore the connection between responsible pet ownership and environmental stewardship. Visit their website for information broken down by interest: aquarium fish, reptiles, amphibians, even water gardening


 take aim provides information and tools to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species commonly found in trade. Water gardeners, aquarium hobbyists, retailers, anglers, teachers, wholesalers and more can use their resources to learn about invasive species and identify alternative organisms that are safe to buy and sell.

DLIL logo provides responsible rehoming information to pet owners who, for one reason or another, need to find another home for their pet. The program has partnered with pet retailers in over 15 states to share educational information and their website has an extensive rehoming network map.


crayfishcollab is the webpage for the Invasive Crayfish Collaborative which includes representatives of Great Lakes local, state and federal agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses. These experts and stakeholders are working towards the region’s collective ability to manage and control invasive crayfish.