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Invasive Wildlife Species Information

Definitions:

Python is an invasive species in the U.S. that is threatening the wildlife in the Everglades.Invasive Wildlife Species: refers to those animals that are introduced (either on purpose or by accident) into an environment where they were not previously found which have a negative effect on the native species and/or habitat.

Native Wildlife Species: refers to those animals which are indigenous to the area. 

Why are invasive species a problem?

Invasive species often disrupt ecosystems and threaten human interests by:
  • introducing new diseases to both wildlife and domestic animals,
  • damaging habitats because they lack predators in this new environment,
  • diminishing native species by predation or over-consumption of limited resources. Threatened and endangered species are often at particular risk, and
  • presenting potential injury risks to humans, as in the case of bites.

General Invasive Species Information Resources

Invasive Wildlife Species - U.S. Govt: A portal-like site detailing the federal government's response to invasive species. 

National Institute of Invasive Species Science - Non-Profit: A consortium of agencies and private entities dedicated to research related to invasive species. Site more suitable for scientists.

National Invasive Species Information Center - USDA: A comprehensive site covering: aquatics, wildlife, and microbe invasives as well as providing resources for management and mitigation.

International Invasive Species Resources

Australia

Feral.org.au - A science based collaborate site between university and government organizations dedicated to the study and mitigation of invasive vertebrates in Austrailia.

Invasiveanimals.com - Comprehensive science based site of invasive vertebrates.

U.S. Invasive Species Resources

Nebraska

Invasive Species in Nebraska - Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln Site primarily of interest to Nebraska's great agricultural stakeholders.
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