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Invasive plants are still for sale as garden ornamentals, research shows

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Cultural biases impact native fish, too

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Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean

New research represents one of the first studies to examine the effectiveness of targeted lionfish removals from both an ecological and a socio-economic perspective.

Stopping illegal trade of Australian lizards

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