Biodiversity

Here's how two invasive species have cost the world $16bn - and what can be done about it

Invasive species has been causing problems for biodiversity Image: Unsplash/David Clode

Victoria Masterson

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Invasive species, like one snake and one frog species have together cost the world $16.3 billion in damage since 1986.
Invasive species, like one snake and one frog species have together cost the world $16.3 billion in damage since 1986. Image: Scientific Reports

The brown tree snake is an invasive specie that caused more than 1,600 power cuts over 20 years on the Pacific island of Guam.
The brown tree snake is an invasive specie that caused more than 1,600 power cuts over 20 years on the Pacific island of Guam. Image: United States Geological Survey
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American bullfrog is one of the most common invasive species in Europe.
American bullfrog is one of the most common invasive species in Europe. Image: European Environment Agency

The American bullfrog a common invasive species in Europe is native to North America.
The American bullfrog a common invasive species in Europe is native to North America. Image: United States Geological Survey

International cooperation is key to control and eradicate invasive species, the IUCN says.
International cooperation is key to control and eradicate invasive species, the IUCN says. Image: IUCN

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