Asian Carp, Zebra Mussels, even the lowly Round Goby are all highlighted in the new 13 week invasive species reality show, Silent Invaders. The show airs Sunday nights at 6:30 pm on Pursuit Network.
Wildlife Forever, in partnership with the North American Fishing Club (NAFC), USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, has created a ground breaking television series that spotlights invasive species- one of the greatest threats to fishing, hunting, and conservation efforts in America.
Silent Invaders identifies the most harmful invasive species in the Great Lakes region and nationally, and shares the biological, social and economic impacts of their presence. The series also focuses on control methods now in place or in development. It takes the viewer to the front lines in the battle to stop invasive species.
“If you fish, hunt, hike or bike, chances are you will encounter an attack- an attack on native ecosystems that are struggling to survive. Silent Invaders breaks the mold of traditional invasive species awareness by showing real-time threats in a way common outdoor people understand. This show is Wildlife Forever’s rally cry to sportsmen and women to take action, join the Threat Campaign™ movement, and fight invasive species,” said Pat Conzemius, Program Manager of Wildlife Forever.
“Silent Invaders launched last year and was the first conservation television series of its kind. Its role is simple: educate boaters, anglers, and outdoors people on the most problematic invasive species so they can become involved in this high stakes battle,” said Steve Pennaz, Executive Director of NAFC and the show's executive producer.
Each episode of Silent Invaders will focus on a specific species, like sea lamprey and quagga mussel. There’s even a tell-all show about Lake Michigan and how invasives have impacted the fishery. Some say for the better, some for the worse…
To learn more about invasive species and how you can help, visit Wildlife Forever at www.WildlifeForever.org