Although Noto Peninsula has been considered less vulnerable to invasive species that threaten local endemic ecosystems, the threat of invasive species has increased recently. Black bass and red swamp crawfish, in particular, are prolific and threatening. NPOs, and the prefectural and municipal governments are actively exterminating invasive species for preservation of the environment in Noto. In Suzu City, at the tip of the Noto Peninsula, there are over 200 irrigation ponds, which are home to various flora and fauna, including water beetles and water shields. In Nonoe-machi, Suzu City, large-scale extermination projects such as draining the water out of Kamentan-ike pond are being carried out. In addition, irrigation ponds are being monitored, and there are PR campaigns to raise awareness about the threat that invasive species pose to the environment.