Category Archives: Invasive Species

Invasive species cost humans billions a year

Posted on April 5, 2021 TWS Invasive species have been on the rise around the world over the last decade, and so has the amount of money lost to them. In addition to the ecological problems they cause in the ecosystem, invasive … Continue reading

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House passes America’s Conservation Enhancement Act By Laura Bies, The Wildlife Society Posted on October 8, 2020  The America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, passed by Congress last week, increases the authorization level to $60 million annually for the North American Wetlands Conservation … Continue reading

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Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan

Leonard N. Fleming, The Detroit News Published 9:42 p.m. ET May 19, 2019 The DNA of six Asian carp were detected in Illinois just a few miles from the shore of Lake Michigan, sounding alarm bells among those hoping to … Continue reading

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Carp Concerns: Standing Room Only At West Ky. Congressional Hearing

By Nicole Erwin • Jul 30, 2018 Standing room only at a Congressional hearing on Asian carp at the Lyon County Convention Center. Credit Nicole Erwin/WKMS   A congressional hearing on the growing problem of invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky … Continue reading

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New Toxin for Feral Swine

By Joshua Rapp Learn The Wildlife Society Posted on October 23, 2015 Feral swine are one of the most difficult invasive species to eradicate in North America. The pigs (Sus scrofa), first introduced from Europe, are intelligent enough to avoid … Continue reading

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