Invasive Wildlife Species Information
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
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
- A science based collaborate site between university and government organizations dedicated to the study and mitigation of invasive vertebrates in Austrailia.
- Comprehensive science based site of invasive vertebrates.
U.S. Invasive Species Resources
Invasive Species in Nebraska
- Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln Site primarily of interest to Nebraska's great agricultural stakeholders.