Invasive Species

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Invasive Species

The mile-a-minute vine is a highly invasive weed that out competes native species and often kills it through smothering. A single vine can grow 6 inches a per day.

Mile-a-Minute

Invasive Species

Originally from Europe and Asia, these pretty flowers invade wetlands and marshes, growing into dense clumps, replacing cattails and other wetland native plants. The dence clusters make it unsuitable for oraginsms to live in or find food in.

Purple Loosestrife

Originally from North and Central Eurasia, mute swans have an aggressive and teritorial behavior. This behavior scares away native birds, disrupting the ecosystem.

Mute Swan

Definition

Threats to Biodiversity

Risk of Extinction

Invasive species are organisms that are not native to the ecosystem who's introduction is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Inavasive species are second in causing habitat desruction. Introduced species are a greater threat to biodiversity than pollution, harvest, and disease combined.

In the United States, almost half of the species are at a high risk of extinction due to the effects of invasive species.

Cites Usedwww.elo.orgwww.nwf.orgwww.allaboutbirds.org


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