Invasive species destroying ecosystems are a huge problem, but there’s hope that we can help mitigate the damage.
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like if introducing new species was a human thing, i mean the earth has been for a while when a species becomes extremely succesfull others come for that species in a while, probable will take more than a human life to take place but thats life at its finest, when something grows super fast other species will come after you and the cycle begins again
Fixing ecological issues like these makes me think of cartoons where the character is trying to repair a leak, so they plug it, and then another leak appears. When you think you've applied a solution to your unbalanced ecosystem, turns out there's something else that needs fixing.
"We put a lot of time and money into protecting the earth not destroying it" wow the world must seem so beautiful through your rose tinted glasses, we as a species have spent far more time money and energy destroying this world than doing good, what do you think war and industrialisation do to the world, please wake up and smell the.. oh never mind the u.s. military just bombed it and the half mile surrounding it including twenty innocent civillians with loved ones and famalies because there was a guy who was a terrorist threat to a country a thousand miles away with the largest armed force in human history and an itchy trigger finger and a soft spot for defencless countries, remind me again what terrorist means i dont think the americans know yet.
Give me and a few other guys an annual income of $55k, some Ruger 10/22's, a couple million .22LR's, and we'll spend 8hrs a day/5dys a week hunting toads. Within 20yrs, we can guarantee they'll be extinct.
At least in some places like Florida and New Orleans, if you can’t beat them, eat them. Florida has a very bad lion fish and iguana problem. People are hunting them for food.
New Orleans has a bad wild pig problem. They get hunted for food. It’s because of invasive species stories like this I don’t mind eating meat.
So, Australia is a bunch of hypocrites trying to save native species from cats, when they are the ones who hunted the Tasmanian Devil, White Throated Penguin, King Island Emu among others into extinction. Not to mention what they did to the native humans that were on the island before them.
Mongoose/mongeese/mongus make extremely good pets especially for toddlers. They're naturally child friendly. And they will protect a child. There are a few native American stories of wolverine fighting back bear and large packs of wolves for lost indian children. If im not mistaken I think the claim is the childrens voices attracts the wolverine. I've seen hunting ferrets fend off bulldogs. And whether you want to admit it or not you owe your life to the weasel specie. Who donthink invented the hammering implement? Do you think it was a human? No
ok...im suddenly reminded of the genophage in Mass Effects series....damn it Mordin die for this project :,(
Anyway it felt really scary about this whole population control and eradication method. I hope such methods wont be use on humanity one day...or has it?
"Invasive" species are called so because the organisms it can kill outnumbers the organisms (and ways) that can kill *it*. I mean, it's just not good for the balance of the ecosystem.
If you look at Humans, they're the wimpiest turds moving around. But as soon as you consider their self-made machinery (like say NUKES and stuff), they begin looking like GODS. To save the life of a single human baby, we would gladly kill off dozens of predators. On the other hand, the end of the whole "megafauna" is not even one human-button away. We keep them alive so that we can eat and wear them. Also, we want to entertain our children's asses at the zoo. Basically, they can all die off when WE want so. WE control them. WE control the world. WE, are the biggest invasive species that ever was!!!!!!!!!!
Cane toad's close rival in Australia - the Indian Minor Bird - Hell with wings
also - How the hell can humans exterminate so many species intentionally and then when it comes to invasive species they just leave it to another species
I feel like I am being a little bit stupid here but why can't you just introduce a bunch of predators that are spayed and neutered like we do with dogs? Like, they take down a good portion of the other invasive species and eventually they die out and take care of getting rid of themselves.
Heya Michael Aranda: the "explorers" you mentioned in the video were in fact INVADERS. "Colonists" who go to places where they can (force natives) grow commercial crops. They're the mongoose of human civilizations across the globe... and that's not including the diseases they bring along.
One I'd like to see removed in the Norway maple in the US. They create very dense shade and prevent many native species from germinating under them and provide little food for native wildlife.
Honestly have a hard time understanding why they were even introduced, native species like red maple are salt and pollution resistant (good for street trees), grow nearly as quickly, and have better fall foliage.
Great job! I have a certificate in Invasive species and in fact we are still teaching! Randy Westbrookes is one of the best teachers! If you are interested the North American Invasive specifies Counsel is giving the course. Contact me if interested!
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