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What do we stand to lose?

Renowned biologist E. O. Wilson stated, "On a global basis...the two great destroyers of biodiversity are, first, habitat destruction and second, invasion by exotic species."

Invasive species aggressively overtake or displace native species, and their ecological and economic impacts can be enormous.

Experts estimate the cost of invasive species to the US economy alone is over 135 billion dollars each year.

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