Sunday, 13 July 2014

Invasion of yellow crazy ant in a Seychelles UNESCO palm forest: Threats and solutions

Date:
July 10, 2014

Source:
Pensoft Publishers
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Summary:
The yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes is ranked amongst the top 100 worst global invasive species and is responsible for catastrophic ecological impacts on islands. A new study examines and assesses the effects and dangers of the introduction of the yellow crazy ant to the unique and often endemic ecosystems of the mature palm forest of the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Seychelles.


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