Global trade increases exotic species incursion

Global transport networks are increasing the number of exotic invasive species coming into Australia, some of which have the potential to become pest species and cause damage to the environment.

While species are not being intentionally introduced, as more goods are traded into Australia the risk of new species coming into the country goes up.

Scientists from CSIRO examined detection records from Australia’s various biosecurity agencies and found extotic reptiles species are at particular risk of becoming established, and the number of species “at large” in Australia has increased.

Read more at CSIRO