What is an Invasive Species

What is an Invasive Species?

DEFINITIONS

  • Native: A species that occurs naturally in an ecosystem. No human influence.
  • Non-native: Not originally from the area it is found growing but does not cause harm to the ecosystem. (Sometimes called alien or exotics.)
  • Invasive: A species that is non-native to an ecosystem and is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Ms. Fitz’s Invasive Species Movie Collection

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