International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Press Releases
02/04/2019

Galapagos Islands Have Nearly 10 Times More Alien Marine Species Than Once Thought

A new study released March 28 reports that the iconic Galapagos Islands have been invaded by nearly 10 times the number of alien marine animal species than previously known from its shores.

07/02/2019

A parasite causes the collapse of the protected fan mussel (Pinna nobilis) populations in the Aegean Sea

Researchers at the University of the Aegean, the Hellenic Center for Marine Research and the University of Thessaly (Greece) have provided the first evidence that a highly invasive parasite has recently invaded the Aegean Sea and caused the mass mortality of fan mussel populations.

21/01/2019

University of Derby study confirms highly invasive species has reached UK

Researchers at the University of Derby have provided the first evidence that a highly invasive species of freshwater crustacean from North America has reached locations in the UK.

27/08/2018

The Aliens Have Landed… and we invited them

August 2018 $1.4 trillion a year: the estimated cost of mitigating damage by invasive species Biological invasions impact every landmass and ocean on the planet Invasive species are linked to more than half of all extinctions

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