Invasive Species: Selected Laws and the Role of Federal Agencies

Cecilia Kimble (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI020000



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An invasive species refers to an animal or plant that is introduced into an environment where it is not native. The introduction of invasive species to the United States ”whether deliberate or unintentional” from around the globe can pose a significant threat to native animal and plant communities. It may result in an extinction of native animals and plants, species disruptions as native and non-native species compete for limited resources, reduced biodiversity, and altered terrestrial or aquatic habitats.

This book provides an overview of the federal laws and directives in the United States that govern invasive species, and the role of selected federal agencies. This book also examines the Lacey Act which addresses illegal wildlife trade to protect species at risk and bars importing species found to be injurious to the United States. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Invasive Species: Major Laws and the Role of Selected Federal Agencies
M. Lynne Corn and Renée Johnson

Chapter 2. Injurious Species Listings Under the Lacey Act: A Legal Briefing
Kristina Alexander

Chapter 3. The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade
Kristina Alexander


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