Louisville Water Company.
National Environmental Science Programme (Australia). Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has shown that invasive or pest species are a problem for 1,257 threatened species in Australia, or about four out of five species. The research which has been published in the scientific journal Pacific Conservation Biology also identified the top ten invasive species based on how many threatened species they impact. Lead researcher Stephen Kearney from the University of Queensland said many people may be surprised at which species top the list. “Rabbits, a plant root disease and feral pigs are the top three pest species impacting Australia’s threatened species,” Mr Kearney said.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
See also: Invasive Plants for more resources
Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture. Division of Regulatory Services.
Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Crippled plant industries, trade suspensions and a devastated environment—Australia's Top 40 National Priority Plant Pests have damaging potential, from vine-attacking bacteria to a giant snail. The Top 40 pests were recently endorsed by Plant Health Committee, Australia's top committee for plant biosecurity. They were identified through a national expert elicitation process, which considered the economic, social and environment threats the pests posed to Australia. For more information see Australia's National Priority Plant Pests.
World Wildlife Fund Australia.
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.
University of New Zealand. Massey University.
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health; Invasive.org.
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Note: Webarchive for Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.