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  1. invasive species(Noun)

    Any species that has been introduced to an environment where it is not native, and that has since become a nuisance through rapid spread and increase in numbers, often to the detriment of native species.

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  1. Invasive species

    Invasive species, also called invasive exotics or simply exotics, is a nomenclature term and categorization phrase used for flora and fauna, and for specific restoration-preservation processes in native habitats, with several definitions. ⁕The first definition, the most used, applies to introduced species that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular habitats, or wildland-urban interface land from loss of natural controls. This includes non-native invasive plant species labeled as exotic pest plants and invasive exotics growing in native plant communities. It has been used in this sense by government organizations as well as conservation groups such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the California Native Plant Society. The European Union defines "Invasive Alien Species" as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity. It is also used by land managers, botanists, researchers, horticulturalists, conservationists, and the public for noxious weeds. The kudzu vine, Andean Pampas grass, and yellow starthistle are examples.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invasive species in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invasive species in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of invasive species in a Sentence

  1. Allison LaPlante:

    Invasive species ruin aquatic communities and their ecosystems, the EPA appeared to the take the path of least resistance by adopting an existing international standard that is inadequate to prevent their colonization.

  2. Michelle Kondo:

    Achieving this goal does not come without challenges. Large tree planting initiatives are faced with many problems, including losses from climate change, tree pests and invasive species, and urban development.

  3. Change The Forest Service report:

    These changes are often driven by multiple factors, including changes in temperature and drought patterns, wildfire, invasive species and pests.

  4. Stuart Pimm:

    Other than just the sheer awful news that Australia has lost so many of its species is the fact that it's done it across areas that are very, very sparsely populated, it tells us that by being careless, particularly with invasive species, that we can do an extraordinary amount of environmental harm even in places where there aren't a lot of people.

  5. Stuart Pimm:

    There are parts of the world where invasive species have gone amok, and that tells us we need to be very careful not to bring in any more to do any more harm, we need to be better stewards so that we can share these wonderful animals with our children and grandchildren.

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