Invasive Species

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1. Give 3 examples of endemic and 3 examples of an invasive species.
Endemic species invasive species
Blue fin tuna snakehead fish
Asian elephant stink bugs
Sperm whale Zebra mussels

2. Pick one species (endemic or invasive) and discuss its role in the environment.
I choose an endemic species the Asian elephant. The elephants importance is that they assist with logging forests, carry heavy material, and assist as transportation. They have the ability to walk in areas where machines are unable to go, their vital role in an ecosystem is they modify the habitat that affects all other plants and animals. They provide water for other animals by digging water holes in the dry seasons (they can easily locate water underground). They make paths in the forest by pushing brush and pulling down trees and also disperse seeds of fruits by depositing them in their dung.

3. What economic impact does it have on human society?
Endangerment affecting humans is due to the destruction of habitats there’s not enough food in the small forest for the elephants so they go and look for other food sources which are crops in nearby fields. Attempts were made to locate these animals but because of change in habitats they’ve raided villages and destroyed homes and crops not only do they pose a danger to human society we also pose a danger to them (1) they’re vulnerable to extinction because they have only few offspring and because of people always hunting them for their tusk and the deforestation and loss of their habitat.…...

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