Invasive species have made their way into more than half of the national parks in the Untied States which is terrible news for native species. Efforts to stop them are lacking and without intervention, the problem will only get worse.
Invasive species come in a variety of breeds and sources. They can be insects, fish, and even larger, four legged animals. The one thing that binds them all is that they do not belong where they are at and they are destroying native species by straight up killing them for habitat and food or just taking over their habitats and food sources.
This is something that is exasperated by climate change although not generally caused by it. The longer warm seasons give the invasive species more time to find a foothold and travel further. Addressing climate change won’t stop invasive species but it will help slow down the spread.