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Online Portal Tracks Invasive Species

02-Jan-2017

The fight against invasive species overrunning the Great Lakes is now online. The Great Lakes Commission has developed the Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade (GLDIATR), a web data-mining tool that aims to identify aquatic invasive species moving through online trade networks to the Great Lakes region.

GLDIATR has been used to reach out to a number of online sellers suspected of supplying invasive species — for instance, for aquariums or educational purposes — with information about the regulations and impact of invasive species. The EPA and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative fund GLDIATR through grants.

Visit glc.org to learn more. 

 

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