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Biological Invasions: The Case of American Mink

Date of holding: 24/03/2014

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In this animation the consequences of biological invasion of the American mink (Mustela vison) in areas where they previously lived the European mink (Mustela lutreola) is. This invasive species compete for resources with native species. It is more aggressive, it carries deadly viruses to native European species, etc.. Thus, the American mink, when they colonize other ecosystems, adversely affect the biodiversity of invaded ecosystems form. The effects of these invasions by exotic organisms may be as important to ecosystem recovery, should be undertaken, is a huge economic cost. Therefore it is easier to avoid invasions

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