Ennds.org A 501(C)3 Non profit dedicated to ending the non native destructive species that are damaging our marine and terrestrial environments.
How you can help the environment by helping ENNDS
Through outreach, education, and targeted removals of invasive species ENNDS is working relentlessly to protect our environment but we need your help. Many of the invasive species are extremely destructive to native habitat and life because they are able to thrive in new areas where they lack predators and are able to out compete the native organisms. Globalization, warming trends, and other factors have all contributed to a recent surge in new destructive invasive species. With your assistance ENNDS is making a difference in combating invasive species in the ocean and on land. Learn more about how you can help ENNDS with our mission.
Environmental stewardship begins with you
Ways you can help end non-native destructive species
Hunting invasive species can be educational and fun! Whether it’s diving to hunt lionfish, hiking to look for invasive snails, or targeting pythons in the Everglades. Stay tuned to our latest news for upcoming invasive species hunts by signing up for our email newsletter.
What’s in your neighborhood?
Learn about the invasive species in your area
Because of our more connected modern world invasive species have been proliferating all over the globe as it has become much easier for species to to travel via ship, plane or simply as released pets. You can learn about many of the invasive species Ennds is dealing with in Florida by reading about the ‘Target Species’.
One of the most common ways that destructive invasive species are spread is through the release of pets. It’s believed that lionfish were released into the Atlantic by aquarium owners who didn’t want to kill their pets, so those owners released them into the ocean. Pythons, tegu,lionfish and hundreds of other species have been released in the same way. Help out by educating others that you are not doing your exotic pet a favor by releasing it, you could be doing significant damage to the environment!
The State of Florida alone has over 500 invasive species! Of course, not all are destructive but many are. Ennds is constantly updating this site and our Facebook page with regular information on the invasive species you may find in your neighborhood. Look at our ‘Target Species’ in the main menu to learn more.