The Everglades Dirty Dozen are 12 invasive species that are important for the public to be aware of. These animals and plants are established and spreading in South Florida, are easy to identify, and are causing or likely to cause environmental harm. Some also threaten to harm the economy or public well-being. These species are in the eradication, containment, and long-term management stages of the invasion curve.
The Dirty Dozen were identified by the Everglades CISMA Steering Committee. The list will be updated annually. More complete lists of nonnative and invasive species in Florida can be found at http://www.eddmaps.org/species/, http://myfwc.com/nonnatives/, and http://www.evergladescisma.org/species/.