CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

A highly invasive apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) has been discovered in Kenya for the first time. This is what new research published today by CABI scientists and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) confirms. The apple snail, which is generally considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of irrigation systems and waterways,……

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror

Extinction is a natural event: animals and plants disappear naturally as time goes by, but – unfortunately – natural extinction is accelerating, due to anthropic factors, involving an increasing number of animals and plants. Natural extionction is usually a consequence of a gradual process, in which the number of animals or plants, belonging to a […]

WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

The whimsical world of weeds: what’s in a name? — The Invasives Blog

Invasive weeds are everywhere – not just in our domestic gardens but on a grander scale on the grasslands of Kenya and Ethiopia as well as the Great Plains in the United States and Canada, including the world-famous Rocky Mountains. However, far from deserving a starring role in the latest Western movie, these ‘band’ of……

The whimsical world of weeds: what’s in a name? — The Invasives Blog

Invasive Species Of Plants in India — Plant Science by Atrimed

While most plants are local, we have some plants that spread across territories alien to them and grow aggressively. These are species that grow and spread quickly and have the potential to cause harm are called ‘invasive’. They can threaten plants, animals, or any other aspect of biodiversity. Invasive plant species are usually found in […]

Invasive Species Of Plants in India — Plant Science by Atrimed

The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), an invasive species native to the foothills of the Himalayas, is an extremely problematic weed in the British Isles, and one of the species CABI is working to help control in the natural environment. Imported to the British Isles for its alluring pink flowers, over the past 50 years the plant…

The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, CABI is ensuring that efforts to combat invasive species are continuing. The CABI centre in Pakistan organized a one-day online workshop on the development of Pest Management Decision Guides (PMDGs) and Technical Briefs on the invasive pests: fall armyworm, parthenium weed, and Tuta absoluta. The workshop was conducted online…

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