Hawaii Invasive Species Essay

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Invasive species have been a massive problem in Hawaii since the 17s and 18 hundreds. At first, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but the influx of invasive species grew over time, and it became a dangerous slippery slope. Species that were once alienated poured into Hawaii and destroyed indigenous species that had been native to Hawaii for a very long time. Since then, the Hawaiian people and advocates of removing invasive plants and animals have banded together to help remove these species. There has been a great global effort to remove invasive species in all places, but the hasty spread of them has made it almost impossible to eradicate a lot of them. I think my group can majorly help with this by educating you all about the seriousness of invasive species. Some of the familiar plants and animals you see every day could be replaced by species from dozens of different countries. This paper will be informing the reader of the effects, solutions, and the history of the many types of species that have invaded Hawaii.
So, what is an invasive species? An invasive species is a plant, animal, or fungus that is foreign to a location.
When the great explorer Captain James Cook embarked on a journey across …show more content…

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