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Invasive Species of the Week (IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group - ISSG)
Click on the button below to open a PDF file of a fact sheet for the 'Invasive Species of the Week'.
The ISSG has launched this 'Invasive Species of the Week' button to raise awareness of the impacts of invasive species on native biodiversity and threatened ecosystems. For information about how to add this button to your own Web site, contact Shyama Pagad (Manager, Species Information Services, IUCN SSC ISSG).
Query the National Institute of Invasive Species Science
Invasive Plants and Animals
Plants and animals have been moved outside of their native ranges for hundreds of years. When settlers came to America, they brought many species from their homelands with them. Many have turned out to be benign, or even useful to us. Others, however, have created problems.