Invasive species

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It’s time Australia recognised cats and their impact as a major environmental issue | Trent Zimmerman
Domestic cats destroy over one million native animals a day – but Australians still find it hard to accept their own cute little moggie could be a killer

Trent Zimmerman

12, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Shot and left to rot: Tasmania grapples with deer dilemma as invasive pest numbers soar
Environmentalists, farmers and commercial hunters are all calling on the state to end protection of an animal introduced 190 years ago

Cait Kelly

16, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Crab invasion: alien species goes from pest to profit – a photo essay
Over the past decade, Tunisian fishing communities have been plagued by an invasive species of crab known for its destructive nature. So they got creative

Rossella Santosuosso

15, Jul, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Oral contraceptives could help reduce grey squirrel numbers, research finds
British scientists say trial shows the nonlethal method could help eradicate the invasive species and allow red squirrels to recover

Helena Horton Environment reporter

11, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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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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