Nutria - Example

The Scourge of the Chesapeake Bay

Nutria in Chesapeake Bay destroy the natural habitat, as well as cost local governments and businesses millions of dollars each year. Environmental groups, business leaders, and government officials are concerned about the harm done by this invasive species.

Nutria once lived only in southern South America, but they have been domesticated as fur animals and transplanted around the world. In many areas, including Canada and more than a dozen U.S. states, fur farm escapees quickly establish large wild populations near their new homes.

Solving the Problem

Research and ideas on how we can handle or eradicate the invasion...

Created by Mrs. Hundl


December 15, 2015