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Invasive Species

How invasive species affect other species?


Invasive species that are distributed in the wild by humans either from transportation or
voluntary to decrease pest. This will become a problem because it’s harder to control the
population of the species because they have no actual predator in the new habitats. The
result is that the original species to compete with the foreign species in the habit aat which
could result in the decrease in the original species’ population which could lead to extinction.

Invasive Species Statistics:


The study found that during the last 200 years, the number of new invasive species
introductions has continuously increased worldwide, with more than a third of all first
introductions recorded between 1970 and 2014

Call for Action:


Invasive species might be harmful to many species but there are several actions we
could make to stop the spreading of invasive species. Some several actions include:

Before buying any plants make sure they are native to your area.
When boating, make sure to clean boats before moving it to another water.
Clean your boots before hiking new areas.
Don’t release your pets, plants, and live bait in the wild.
Volunteer at your local park, refuge or other wildlife areas to help remove the species.
Help educate others about the threat and how invasive species could harm.

Back in 1935, the Australia government introduced the cane


toad to the country as a mean to control the pest beetles for
the sugar cane industry. The cane toad itself can often be
confused with native species especially with bigger native
toads. During all stage of its life it some type of poison, this
made it extra hard to control its population and it is
responsible for the decreased of northern quolls (Dasyurus
hallucatus) and large goannas because of its poison. The
northern quolls feed on native toads and as a result, die from
the poison that the cane toad has. This not only decreased its
population but puts it on an endangered list.