Wildlife Corridors Can Encourage The Spread Of Invasive Species Such As Fire Ants

August 7, 2014 6:23 AM

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Wildlife Corridors Can Encourage The Spread Of Invasive Species Such As Fire Ants

Wildlife corridors, whose purpose is to increase biodiversity by linking different wildlife habitats separated by human activity, can also act as a type of super highway to assist in the spread of invasive species, according to a new study.

A team of researchers at the University of Florida found that a type of fire ant used wildlife corridors to take over new landscapes. The findings are particularly relevant to Florida, where invasive species, such as Cuban tree frogs, green iguanas and feral hogs are considered to be a serious ecolo...

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