Invasive Species News
Capybaras, Giant Rodents Native to South America, Could Become Invasive Species in Florida
Capybaras, giant rodents that are native to South America, may be establishing themselves as an invasive species in Florida, according to Elizabeth Congdon, the only biologist in North America studying the animal. "Right now, they're considered exotics -- non-native animals that aren't supposed to
Sweden to Tackle Issue of US Lobsters Without EU Involvement
Officials in Sweden say they remain concerned about the discovery of American lobsters in their waters, and the country will address the issue on a regional and national level instead of through the European Union
European Union Backs off Banning North American Lobster
The European Union is backing off a Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobster into 28 member countries
Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida
Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species . Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his
On the Hunt for Wild Burmese Pythons in Florida
It's believed these giant snakes have taken over the Everglades so hunters compete to capture them in exchange for cash.
Tropical Frog's Shrill Mating Song Keeps Southern California Residents up at Night
An invasive species of tiny but loud frogs has been keeping residents in Southern California up at night. The coqui frog, a small tree frog native to Puerto Rico and more recently Hawaii, has established populations in Southern California, much to the dismay of the locals thanks to the males'
Armed Oregon Militiamen Speak Out From Occupied Refuge
Ammon Bundy and Lavoy Finicum are part of the group that occupied a federal wildlife refuge.
18-Foot-Long Burmese Python Weighing 133 Pounds Caught in Florida Everglades
A massive female Burmese python -- 18 feet 3 inches long and 133 pounds heavy -- was recently discovered and caught in the Everglades National Park in Florida, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials. The "big gal" is not a record-breaker, though she's only three inches shy of the
Galapagos Volcano Eruption Threat to Wildlife Small Compared to Man-Made Issues
The eruption of a mile-high volcano on one of the Galapagos Islands this week has triggered concerns for the fragile and world-renowned ecosystem on the remote islands. But volcanic activity isn’t the biggest threat to the region made famous by Charles Darwin’s studies on evolution, according to