Saturday, May 24, 2003
The IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group has drawn up a list of the 100 Worst Invasive Species which highlights the unintended consequences of humans deliberately + accidentally moving organisms from where they evolved to new places where they can be highly disruptive + difficult to control.
In addition to the (often overlooked, but frequently ecologically devastating) domestic cat you might have heard of crazy ants, cane toads + brown tree snakes...
On reading up on the brown tree snake (BEWARE! Extreme snake close-up!) I was amazed to learn that in Guam these snakes have caused numerous island-wide powercuts - in addition to munching their way through native animals galore!
Posted 9:57 pm by Matt Prescott