The largest island rodent eradication operation ever undertaken in the world has been declared a success. The £10 million project organised by the South Georgia Heritage Trust and the Friends of South Georgia Island has taken a decade to complete, writes CATHERINE HARTE
Invasive species imported - sometimes accidentally - by us humans are seen as a threat to 'pristine' and 'fragile' ecosystems. But FRED PEARCE, the legendary environmental correspondent, argues in his new book The New Wild that they could be the salvation of environments put under stress by modern development
The South Georgia Heritage Trust and the University of Dundee hosted 300 delegates from 43 countries to share a global picture of the world’s islands where ecosystems can hang in the balance, reports LAURA BRIGGS
A new EU Regulation aims to limit the spread of invasive species through 'pathway controls' and bans on possession, transport and trade, writes Yannic Rack. But will it be up to the most important task - keeping the most hazardous aliens out, before they ever get the chance to become a nuisance?
As the Arctic ice melts, new shipping routes are opening up for tourism, mining and other commercial purposes, cutting journey times and fuel costs. And as Christopher Ware reports, a new danger arises - invasive alien species disrupting fragile Arctic ecosystems ...
As experts gather in London for a major conference addressing the often overlooked threat of invasive species to biodiversity, Carrie Madren gets a briefing from those on the frontline in the battle against 'pest plants'