Intro of Nonnative Species

Human Impact on the Enviornment

Why do they hurt the enviornment?

The direct threats of invasive species:

  • preying on native species
  • out-competing native species for food or other resources
  • causing or carrying disease
  • preventing native species from reproducing or killing their young

What you can do to help curb the spread of invasive plant species

  • Plant native plants and remove any invasive plants in your garden.
  • Learn to identify invasive species in your area. Report any sightings to your county extension agent or local land manager.
  • Regularly clean
  • When camping, buy firewood near your campsite

According to the Natural Wildlife Center:

An invasive species can be any kind of living organism—an amphibian (like the cane toad pictured left), plant, insect, fish, fungus, bacteria, or even an organism’s seeds or eggs—that is not native to an ecosystem and which causes harm. They can harm the environment, the economy or even, human health. Species that grow and reproduce quickly, and spread aggressively, with potential to cause harm, are given the label of “invasive”.

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