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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Invasive Species

Asian Carp • Emerald Ash Borer • Feral Hogs • Gypsy Moth

Asian Carp

Asian carp are fast-growing, aggressive and adaptable fish that are outcompeting native fish species for food and habitat. They pose a serious threat to not only native fish but also to the stability of freshwater ecosystems. 

For more details on the threat posed by Asian carp, click here.


Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that was first identified in Indiana in 2004. It targets native ash trees, killing them by destroying their essential systems for transporting food and water. Only 13 counties in the state are not quaratined due to the EAB infestation. The main way this insect is spread is through unknowing transport by humans.

Visit our Emerald Ash Borer page to learn how to spot the signs of the EAB and for tips on how to stop its invasion. 


Feral Hogs

Feral hogs or wild pigs are invasive swine that do tremendous damage to habitats, landscaping, and agriculture.  Visit our Feral Hogs page to learn more about this threat. 


Gypsy Moth

The Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) is an invasive insect that yearly destroys thousands of acres of trees. In its caterpillar stage, the moth decimates the leaf canopy of trees, especially oaks. 

Read more about the Gypsy moth threat in Indiana by clicking here. 


For more information on other Invasive Species in Indiana check out these pages:

Invasive Animals

Invasive Plants