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Invasive species: removing them can be challenging

Invasive species: removing them can be challenging | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

When you think of invasive alien species, the last thing that comes to mind is the prickly pear, a cactus that populates the island and has even found itself on liqueur shelves.
The prickly pear is native only to the Americas, and was probably introduced when Europeans landed in the New World centuries ago.

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Suez canal scheme ‘threatens ecosystem and human activity in Mediterranean’

Suez canal scheme ‘threatens ecosystem and human activity in Mediterranean’ | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The continuing expansion of the Suez canal risks causing serious harm to marine lifeforms and economic activity in the Mediterranean sea, scientists are warning

Egypt is building a second “lane” to the Suez canal, as well as widening the existing channel, in an “ominous” scheme scientists fear could allow greater numbers of non-indigenous species to enter the Mediterranean and endanger the native ecosystem.

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