Invasive species

Galapagos Wildlife: Feral goats © GNP

Goats are an invasive species in Galapagos © GNP

An invasive species is a species that is introduced to an ecosystem by humans and that causes damage to the ecosystem. An invasive species in Galapagos is one that does not naturally occur there and has caused populations of native species to significantly decrease. Examples of invasive species are goats, fire ants and cats.

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