Invasive Species-Attack of the Alien Invaders , March, 2005 National Geographic Magazine

Over the next 100 years roughly half of the species on Earth will completely disappear. Forty percent of those extinctions are caused by biological invasions. Yet, we make the planet increasingly hospitable for species that thrive in disturbed, human-dominated environments.
Kudzu and other weedy plants, feral cats, monitoar lizards, burmese pythons, snails, deer, frogs are just a few of the invaders taking over tropical grassland ecocystems.

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