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Invasive Species Cost $423B in Damages

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Invasive species cost humans $423bn each year and threaten world's diversity
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UN Report: Invasive species cost global economy $423-B per year | ANC - YouTube
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Invasive species a $423B problem - LinkedIn
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Invasive species are a major threat to the diversity of life on Earth and are costing the world at least $423 billion every year
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The economic damages caused by invasive species have quadrupled every decade since 1970
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More than 3,500 harmful invasive alien species are seriously threatening nature's contributions to people, becoming a significant challenge
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The damages caused by invasive species include:
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Damage to ecosystems
  • Damage to human health
  • Damage to infrastructure
  • Damage to agriculture and forestry
  • Damage to fisheries and aquaculture
The spread of invasive species is a global problem that requires urgent action to prevent further damages and protect the world's biodiversity
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