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giant salviniabull thistleRed lionfish, a native of the western Pacific ocean, has invaded the southeast Atlantic coast of the United StatesA python constricting an alligator in the Everglades of Florida.  Pythons, originating in Africa and Asia, have become a significant invasive species in southern Florida.Yellow toadflax, originally from Europe and Asia, is now a common invasive plant in western United States.Emerald ash borer, originally from East Asia, has invaded forests in the eastern and midwestern United States.  The beetle has decimated ash trees in these areas.

Cooperation and Collaboration

The National Park Service is partnering with communities, groups, land managers, and other public land agencies to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in and around National Parks.  Invasive species outreach programs include school curriculum materials, such as Aliens in your Neighborhood, support for local Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA), partnerships with Cooperative Ecosystem Studies units (CESU’s), and financial support through grants.  To learn more, click on one of the above highlighted topics.

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