Biosecurity Gaps

Invasive species are a huge problem worldwide. Places such as the airport, where foreign objects come and go at high rates, are areas that require high surveillance. 36 invasive species have entered Australia since 2000 due to biosecurity gaps. Species such as the Mexican feathergrass and Myrtle pose a threat to Australia’s plant ecosystem, and imported red fire ants are a threat to humans, native lizards, frogs and birds.In this article, we see the importance of preventing invasive species from coming into a country, and how biosecurity gaps can prove to be costly.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/24/biosecurity-gaps-led-to-36-invasive-species-entering-australia-since-2000Asian honey bees

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