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 Post subject: Invasive alien species – a growing threat in Europe (Video)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:41 pm 

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Invasive alien species – a growing threat in Europe

Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.

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