Category Archives: Invasive alien species

The environmental impacts of alien birds

Thousands of species have been moved by people to areas where they do not naturally occur. These alien species can have negative impacts on the environments into which they are introduced. Given the vast number of aliens, and the broad … Continue reading

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Invasive alien species, EICAT and the IUCN

In March 2016, I attended a workshop at the Institute of Botany in Průhonice in the Czech Republic, to discuss the implementation of a new methodology to quantify and categorise the impacts of alien species, known as the Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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Return of the reds

In a long and often disappointing story for UK conservation, finally some good news. In the north of England, the red is on the rise. With the help of grassroots conservation, spearheaded by Red Squirrels Northern England, a species that … Continue reading

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Alien invasion

The aliens have landed. They’ve taken up residence in our waterways, our cities, our farmland and forests. They threaten the very existence of our wildlife, cost a fortune to control, and they aren’t going home any time soon. So what are … Continue reading

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Feral cats – they’re so un-Australian

Australia has the worst rate of mammal extinctions on the planet, with 29 since European settlement. That’s about 10% of Australia’s original mammal wildlife, including mice, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, rats, a wallaby and one of Australia’s only two bilby species – and … Continue reading

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