Imported invasive beavers and minks threaten biodiversity in southern Chile

The proliferation of beavers and minks at Chile’s southern tip – a legacy of a failed attempt to establish a fur industry – threatens biodiversity in one of the world’s most pristine corners.  Source: www.bluechannel24.com

GR:  Human introductions (accidental and intentional) account for 99.99% of invasive species problems.  It all began more than 500 years ago as sailing ships began crossing the great ocean barriers.  Surprising that after all these years, we can still find problem species to transport.

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