Ants, cats and blackberry plants are among the most aggressive invasive species in the Galapagos, according to the “Invasive Species Management Plan 2019-2029” recently published by the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador. Small invaders There are also invertebrates that already affect ecosystems. Among the introduced invertebrates that most threaten the natural balance of the Galapagos are three species of ant, the African snail, two species of wasp and the philornis fly. The latter is one of the most damaging because it affects 22 species of land birds and one marine bird. The plan to eradicate the fly has been…
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