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The threats posed by the pet trade in alien terrestrial invertebrates in South Africa
The pet trade has been a major pathway for the introduction of vertebrate invaders, but little is known about its role in invertebrate invasions. Here we assess the trade in terrestrial invertebrates (excluding spiders) ...
Global guidelines for the sustainable use of non-native trees to prevent tree invasions and mitigate their negative impacts
Sustainably managed non-native trees deliver economic and societal benefits with limited risk of spread to adjoining areas. However, some plantations have launched invasions that cause substantial damage to biodiversity ...
A framework to support alien species regulation: the Risk Analysis for Alien Taxa (RAAT)
Alien species are introduced to new regions in many different ways and for different purposes. A number of frameworks have been developed to group such pathways of introduction into discrete categories in order to improve ...
Is invasion science moving towards agreed standards? The influence of selected frameworks
The need to understand and manage biological invasions has driven the development of frameworks to circumscribe, classify, and elucidate aspects of the phenomenon. But how influential have these frameworks really been? To ...
The status of alien bamboos in South Africa
The growing interest in commercial cultivation of bamboos (Poaceae subfamily Bambusoideae) has led to the introduction of new alien species into South Africa. The rate at which bamboos are being planted in South Africa is ...