Invasive amphibians and reptiles
Invasive amphibians and reptiles are not naturally found in B.C. and can harm the province's natural environment or adversely affect people's health, native ecosystems and the local economy if they are not detected early, identified and managed.
There are 5 priority categories. A animal's priority category determines the province's response.
- Early detection and rapid response (EDRR)
- Provincial Containment
- Regional containment/control
The amphibians and reptiles on this page are organized into the prevent and regional containment/control categories.
Species determined to be high risk to B.C. and not yet established. Management objective is prevent the introduction and establishment.
Italian wall lizard (PDF, 588KB)
Soft-shelled turtle (PDF, 682KB)
Species is high risk and well established, or medium risk with high potential for spread. Management objective is to prevent further expansion into new areas within the region through establishment of containment lines and identification of occurrences outside the line to control.
American bullfrog (PDF, 486KB)
Common/European wall lizard (PDF, 350KB)
Green frog (PDF, 554KB)