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Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

CFIA experts are working with colleagues from Natural Resources Canada and the University of Guelph in the fight against a tree-killing pest.

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA has touched Canadians' lives every single day for the last 25 years, whether you’re a traveller, farmer, rancher, gardener, pet owner or grocery shopper.

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Not all superheroes wear capes. At the CFIA, we're powered by a brave team of heroes on a mission to keep you safe. Download their trading cards, exchange with your friends, and collect them all!

Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Many people are surprised to learn that the CFIA inspects ships to stop the spread of invasive species. One thing is for shore: it’s an important job. Let me explain why.

Meet Jasmine Mander, CFIA science specialist

Meet Jasmine Mander, CFIA science specialist

Raised in Ottawa, I was privileged from a very young age with easy access to the natural world. Here’s how I followed my own trail towards working for Canada’s largest science-based regulator.

We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

Here's how we inspect to protect you, your family, the environment and the economy.

UK scientist learns about berry important ways to manage plant pests

UK scientist learns about berry important ways to manage plant pests

As the world's largest blueberry producer, Canada will soon welcome a scientist from the UK on a fruitful mission. Here's how both countries will work together to fend off invasive species.

Technology in the wild

Technology in the wild

Invasive species threaten our ecosystems and economy…and reproduce rapidly! That's why the CFIA is bringing digital tools into the wild to track them.

Canada's Christmas tree industry is booming—fir real!

Canada's Christmas tree industry is booming—fir real!

Famous for their aroma, Canadian Christmas trees are sold in the millions across the world. In this podcast, we branch out into the industry through the lens of a Nova Scotian tree inspector.

Your opinion matters

Your opinion matters

How does information collected through public opinion research help the CFIA to serve you better?

Don't bring uninvited guests with you this winter

Don't bring uninvited guests with you this winter

If you're stocking up on firewood to keep warm this winter, buy it where you'll burn it to prevent the spread of plant pests.

BioSAFE project uses genetic blueprints to study forest enemies

BioSAFE project uses genetic blueprints to study forest enemies

Canada is working hard to understand the genetic basis of invasive species and diseases so it can develop tools to detect and combat these enemies.

Meet Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Meet Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Did you know that the CFIA works to safeguard the health of Canada's plants? One of our experts shares how her passion for nature and study of insects led to working with the agency.

Bug fight: the emerald ash borer vs. parasitic wasps

Bug fight: the emerald ash borer vs. parasitic wasps

Scientists have released 100,000 wasps into the wild. Will they be able to save our ash trees? In this podcast, an entomologist explains the fascinating science of biological control agents.

How to be a happy camper

How to be a happy camper

Tent…check. Sleeping bag…check. S'mores…check! Before you head out on your next adventure, check out these important tips to help protect yourself and the environment.

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