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Malta Unveils Invasive Fish Smartphone Apps

Spot the Jellyfish and Spot the Alien Fish smart phone apps will soon be launched through an ongoing collaboration between Alan Deidun from the Department of Geosciences at the University of Malta, who coordinates the two campaigns, and students from Mcast who developed the apps as part of their final year projects. The apps are […]

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Making Waves Documentary Looks at Invasion of Great Lakes

Join Tim Campbell, aquatic invasive species outreach specialist for UW-Extension and Wisconsin Sea Grant, for a free screening of the two-hour documentary, “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes,” followed by a short question-and-answer session. The screening takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 9 at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island, 3 Marina Drive, Superior.  […]

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week to Kick Off February 26

Ready to sharpen your knowledge about invasive species and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems? You’ll have a great opportunity during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 26-March 2, 2018. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among the sponsors of the weeklong event. “Invasive weeds alone represent a multibillion dollar […]

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The Aliens are Coming — Up to 16% of All Species have Invasion Potential

Invasive alien species are one of the largest threats to biodiversity. They are spread from their native habitat to an entirely new region that they have never inhabited before. These “aliens” can become predators, competitors, parasites, hybridizers, and spread diseases, wiping out native species. Examples of notorious invaders are the brown tree snakes that ate away almost all […]

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Invasive Species – A Cause for Concern?

Like water readily flows down and out to the lowest spots, wild flora and fauna spread with relative ease when they are given access to new habitat. Plants and animals that come from afar to sprout or spawn in a location where they previously did not live are known as invasive species. Round gobies and […]

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Management of Invasive Plants could Prevent Spread of Malaria

CABI scientists have joined an international team of experts who suggest that the large-scale management of a range of some invasive plants could hold the key to reducing the spread of deadly malaria. Image/CDC Dr Arne Witt and Dr Sean Murphy worked with scientists from the University of Illinois, The Ohio State University and the Fundación para el […]

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The U.K.’s Tougher Enforcement Rules for Invasive Species

The Government’s intention to introduce a broader range of penalties for offences involving invasive non-native animal and plant species in England and Wales has been outlined in a new consultation document. “Tackling Invasive Non-native Species, A New Enforcement Regime” issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (the Consultation) seeks views on the […]

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President Proposes $1.2 Billion FY 2019 Budget for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.2 billion Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which includes proposed legislation to establish a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund that would take new revenue from federal energy leasing and development and provide up to $18 billion for repairs and improvements in national wildlife […]

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