The first global-scale assessment of the phenomenon of invasive species was undertaken in the 1980s, as part of the international SCOPE programme on biological invasions.
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14 April 2020
The invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) has largely displaced the native red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the UK, and is unanimously recognised by conservationists as posing a serious threat to global ecosystems. (Photo by BirdPhotos.com (BirdPhotos.com) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Nature reserves, national parks and marine protected areas have been proven to effectively shield native wildlife from the impacts of invasive species, according to a recent study in the journal Global Change Biology.
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