Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Non-Native Species on Santa Catalina Island

As important as the endemic species are the non-natives. While endemic species, found only on the island need protecting. The non-natives need management and removal. These species often have profound negative impacts on the delicate island ecosystem. Out-competing natives, causing erosion, and desertification of native habitat. Here's a list from the conservancy of the non-native species present on the island:

  • American Bison
  • Black Buck
  • European Starling
  • Feral Cat
  • Feral Goat
  • Feral Pig
  • Mule Deer
  • Norwegian Rats
  • Bullfrog

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