With the advent of globalization, people sometimes forget that it is often best for animal and plant species to remain in their original habitats.
Whether they are mussels clinging to boats, fish farmers trying to boost industry productivity, or kids bringing over exotic pythons as pets, invasive species are a threat to the diversity and sustainability of local ecosystems. As awareness of invasive species increases, more and more organizations are extending a helping hand to put everything back in order.
Click through to learn about some of the invasive species threatening North America.
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