Invasive species

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‘Keep your cat indoors’: why conservationists are pushing for pet containment in Australia
Around 71% of domestic cats are able to roam – killing an estimated 323m native animals each year. Conservation groups want nationwide measures to protect wildlife

Donna Lu

12, Sep, 2023 @2:23 AM

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Invasive species lead driver of biodiversity loss in Australia – and feral cats have biggest impact, report finds
National response urgently needed to prevent further extinction of native flora and fauna, advocates say

Donna Lu Science writer

04, Sep, 2023 @2:06 PM

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Asian hornet likely to have become established in UK, say experts
Sharp rise in sightings of the invasive species this year prompts fears for native bees on which they prey

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Put ‘pest’ animal species on the pill, don’t cull them, says scientist
Humane alternatives to killing rampant creatures such as wild boar, deer and grey squirrels are being developed

Robin McKie

27, Aug, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Lax post-Brexit trade rules pave way for invasive species to come to Britain
UK has not reciprocated after EU banned import of pot plant soil, in which some species can travel undetected

Helena Horton Environment reporter

25, Aug, 2023 @10:23 AM

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‘Rewiggle’ room: Lewes river channel project will create new wetland
Work on Cockshut chalk stream will restore its natural flow, improving biodiversity and reducing flood risk

Estelle Uba

24, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Failure to manage feral horses causing ‘devastating impact’ on Australian alps, Senate inquiry hears
Advocates say state governments, especially NSW, are ‘trashing and trampling’ natural, Indigenous and historic values by failing to cull brumbies

Donna Lu Science writer

23, Aug, 2023 @9:08 AM

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Invasive blue crabs threaten economy of whole regions of Italy, official say
Crustacean native to Americas is devastating shellfish production in Po delta, where it has no natural predators

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

22, Aug, 2023 @9:22 AM

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Invasive yellow-legged hornet found in US for first time
The Asia native was found in Georgia, prompting concern that it could devastate important pollinators including the honeybee

Maya Yang

16, Aug, 2023 @5:06 PM

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Non-native grass species blamed for ferocity of Hawaii wildfires
Failure to heed warnings over unchecked growth meant blaze was ‘a disaster waiting to happen’, say scientists and academics

Sophie Kevany

16, Aug, 2023 @1:50 PM

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Lake District visitors urged to curb spread of invasive weed
New Zealand pigmyweed harms waterways by forming dense mats and depleting oxygen, say experts

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

10, Aug, 2023 @10:38 AM

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Australian effort to contain fire ants hampered by funding shortfall, documents show
Invasive Species Council releases material showing contrast between original $133m plan to fully eradicate the ants and $89m ‘revised work plan’

Royce Kurmelovs

06, Aug, 2023 @8:00 PM

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