Invasive Species News

Photos: rats drive island lizard to extinction

The Selmunett lizard (Podarcis filfolensis ssp. Kieselbachi) is very likely extinct, according to Maltese naturalist Arnold Sciberras. One of four subspecies of the Maltese wall lizard, the Selmunett lizard was…

New killer snake invades Florida

A new invasive python in Florida may be worse than the species already causing ecological havoc across the Everglades, reports the Miami Herald. A recent string of captures of African…

Amphibians face mass extinction

Amphibians face mass extinction Amphibians face mass extinction mongabay.com August 11, 2008 Amphibians are in big trouble. At least one third of the world's 6,300 known species are threatened with…

Cane toads are killing crocodiles in Australia

Cane toads are killing crocodiles in Australia Cane toads are killing crocodiles in Australia Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com July 30, 2008 Australia's number one pest, the cane toad, devastates freshwater crocodile…

Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control

Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control Ryan King, special to mongabay.com May 18, 2008 The ongoing epic of the cane toad foretells a grim…

Invasive species cost China $14B per year

Invasive species cost China $14B per year Invasive species cost China $14B per year mongabay.com April 1, 2008 Rapid economic growth and giant infrastructure projects have allowed invasive species to…

Rats decimating Aleutian Islands’ ecology

Rats decimating Aleutian Islands' ecology Rats decimating Aleutian Islands' ecology mongabay.com February 25, 2008 Rats are disrupting fragile ecosystems on the Aleutian Islands Archipelago, reports a new study published in…

Invasive species hurt developing world economies

Invasive species hurt developing world economies Invasive species hurt developing world economies mongabay.com January 18, 2008 The 'real' costs of invasive species are underestimated in developing countries, argues a new…