Invasive species can cause economic and environmental harm to the surrounding communities they reside in. National Geographic states that invasive species are organisms that are not native to a particular area or region.
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This can range from plants and shrubs to animals that dwell in waterways or on land. For example, one of the most commonly known invasive species in the United States is the lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific region.
Let’s take some time to explore a few technologies being leveraged to fight off invasive species and prevent their negative impact.
Because invasive species can threaten existing ecosystems and the wildlife in these environments, efforts need to be made to combat their existence.
A decade ago, the U.S. Department of the Interior spent $100 million to prevent invasive species, a staggering figure. They found that certain…