Invasive species

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Fish leather is here, it’s sustainable – and it’s made from invasive species to boot
An avid diver saw how lionfish have devastated populations of Florida’s native tropical fish and resolved to help solve the problem

Richard Luscombe in Miami

12, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘The next parakeet’: Britain’s dawn chorus at risk from Asian songbird
Exclusive: invasive red-billed leiothrix could threaten native bird populations such as robins and blackbirds, researchers warn

Phoebe Weston

06, Jun, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Bug v killer cactus: Kenyan herders fight to stop a plant destroying their way of life
Imported insect offers a last hope against the invasive prickly pear cactus killing off grasslands and the animals that graze them

Peter Muiruri in Laikipia

06, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Lizards or snakes? The stark game of survival playing out in Ibiza
The growing trend for imported olive trees has brought hoards of invasive snakes to the Spanish island, threatening the future of its wall lizard

Sam Jones in Ibiza

27, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Shiny but deadly – don’t throw goldfish in rivers, pet owners told
Unwanted lockdown goldfish pose a triple threat to native species in UK waterways, study reveals

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

25, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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South American weevils released in UK waterways to tackle invasive weed
Non-native bugs will be first attempt at using biocontrol on floating pennywort, after years of research

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How to spot bark beetles and deadly fungus: the UK’s new tree-saving lab needs your help
Hi-tech laboratory launched to save trees from threats including oak processionary moth, emerald ash borer and citrus longhorn beetle

Phoebe Weston

13, May, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Ohio woman pleads guilty to selling invasive crayfish species across 36 states
The case is believed to be the first enforcement action of its kind aimed at preventing the advance of the marbled crayfish

Oliver Milman

12, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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US poised to release 2.4bn genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases
The future isn’t female, at least not for the invasive Aedes aegypti: the altered males are engineered to produce only male offspring

Gabrielle Canon

26, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Rack of squirrel, anyone? The chefs putting invasive species on the menu
‘Invasivorism’ is a growing ethical dining trend but is ‘eat them to beat them’ really the answer?

Patrick Greenfield

11, Feb, 2022 @11:30 AM

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‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?
It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent disease

Kate Connolly in Berlin

17, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Bogs, banks and bubble barriers: five great projects to protect nature
Across the world conservation groups, researchers and volunteers are working to combat the five key drivers of biodiversity loss identified by scientists

Max Benato

26, Dec, 2021 @12:15 PM

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