“Ravenous wild goats ruled this island for over a century. Now, it’s being reborn.” Michael Hingston (National Geographic, Science) writes about Redonda—an island belonging to Antigua—and its recovery process after the removal on invasive species. He writes, “The rocky island of Redonda, once stripped of its flora and fauna by invasive species, makes an astonishingly […]

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Farmer Odisyoso Bugayo clears prosopis from his landBy Dr Urs Schaffner, Head Ecosystems Management In a newly-published paper in the journal Ecosystems Services: ‘The impact of invasive species on social-ecological systems: Relating supply and use of selected provisioning ecosystem services’, CABI scientists joined an international team of researchers who, in respect of the invasive weed…

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Fall armyworm (FAW) has continued to spread across China since early January, with the pest being identified in over 600,000 hectares of farmland across 18 provinces. Now, the government and farmers are looking for solutions to tackling this invasive species. Fall armyworm in an incredibly destructive pest species native to the tropics and sub-tropics of […]

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An invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, crossing a road in Oxford. (Photo: Andrew Gray, Flickr)Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans that can be found in a range of freshwater habitats, from fast-flowing rivers to swamps and ditches. Even in places where they are abundant, they are secretive and not commonly seen, so the ongoing widespread invasion by non-native…

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Dr Kazam Ali shares his expertise on the management of Parthenium at the International Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture in Multan, PakistanBy Dr Kazam Ali, Biocontrol Research Officer – CABI Central and West Asia (CWA) International conferences are priceless opportunities, not only for researchers and scientists but also for experts, policy makers, stakeholders and students,…

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The BBC reports Invasive animal species represent a crisis for United States national parks, experts have said, in a call for widespread, systemic action.More than half of national parks are threatened by invasive animal species, but the threat has gone unaddressed, according to a new paper. Read story at US national parks face ‘crisis’ over invasive […]

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Originally published on Island Conservation Community members look for solutions to the threat of invasive Rose-ringed Parakeets in Kauai which are impacting native wildlife and the economy. A Rose-ringed Parakeet feeding on dried magnolia. Credit: stanze The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but in the 1960’s they became a common household…

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