Posts Tagged ‘invasive species’

He's awfully cute, but not so welcome in Europe. © André Künzelmann/UFZ

Globalization carries a hidden price tag that may not appear until decades after a trip was made or goods were exchanged.

It comes in the form of invasive species – non-native plants, insects and animals – that wreak havoc on the local flora and fauna while forcing the host country to fork out eradication funds.

Results of a European study show that socio-economic factors have a direct influence on the number of biological invaders in a given country.

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