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IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water. 

The Province of Manitoba has announced that this summer it is ramping up its efforts to protect our water from invasive species, such as zebra mussels. Significant numbers of zebra mussels have been found in the Red River and the southern basin of Lake Winnipeg, with a limited number detected in the northern basin of Lake Winnipeg and Cedar Lake.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.

Dr. Scott Higgins is an IISD Experimental Lakes Area research scientist who has studied the ecological impacts of zebra mussels across North America and Europe over the last decade. He has authored several research papers and book chapters on their impacts, and co-authored a national risk assessment of zebra mussels in Canada.

To arrange to speak with Dr. Higgins please contact Sumeep Bath at sbath@iisd.org or +1 (204) 958 7700 ext 740.


About the International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today – ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic and social rules, a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, Toronto and New York, our work impacts lives in nearly 100 countries.

For more information, please contact: media@iisd.org or +1 (204) 958 7700 ext. 740