5 Problem Invasive Species In Australia


n this video I will be going through 5 problem invasive species that can be found in Australia. Australia has been separated from the rest of the world for around 180 millions years. This separation means that there are many unique creatures in Australia that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. This unique ecosystem is also a very vulnerable ecosystem and invasive species are a big problem on Australian shores.

Attributions

Dromedary camel images:
Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
http://bjornfree.com/galleries.html
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
Stephen Edmonds

Rainbow

(CC BY-SA 2.0)
vil.sandi

An unidentified woman wearing an Oscar Schlemmer mask, seated in a Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair, c. 1926.

(CC BY-ND 2.0)

Rainbow trout images:
Mike Anderson
http://www.trophyfishingtn.com/copper…
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
Seattle.roamer

San Rafael Reef - morning light (3)

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
m01229
https://www.flickr.com/photos/3990890…
(CC BY-NC 2.0)
NYS DEC

Electric Vehicles 01

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Aqua Mechanical
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aquamec…
(CC BY 2.0)

Red fox images:
Richard Crook

Robber Fly - Heteropogon macerinus

(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Juan Lacruz
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Us…
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
Allan Hopkins

Green-underside Blue (Glaucopsyche alexis) - female ovipositing

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Ric Lander

IMG_20220915_192514

(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Smooth newt images:
Alexandre Roux
https://www.flickr.com/photos/3014227…
(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Anders Illum

_MG_6519.jpg

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
gailhampshire
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gails_p…
(CC BY 2.0)
kookaburrakerry
https://www.flickr.com/photos/2653297…
(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Nicholls of the Yard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholl…
(CC BY-NC 2.0)

Water buffalo images:
Djambalawa
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Us…
(CC BY 3.0)
Rufus46
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Us…
(CC BY-SA 3.0)
Brian Gratwicke
https://www.flickr.com/photos/briangr…
(CC BY 2.0)
cskk

doggies atop the world

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dromedary camel footage:
Universal Animator
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrPi…
Free HD videos – no copyright
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SK…
Cow Wow
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk4q…

Rainbow trout footage:
Simon Foot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beerand…
(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
On The Fly NZ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYlj…
Craig’s outdoor adventures
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMDo…

Red fox footage:
Tim Ellis

Cats In Space

(CC BY-NC 2.0)
Huw

_MG_4850

(CC BY-SA 2.0)
Peter Trimming
https://www.flickr.com/photos/peter-t…
(CC BY 2.0)
Volg de natuur
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcw1…

Smooth newt footage:
UrbanPonds_101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8At…
Jarkko Hautakorpi
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvm3…

Water buffalo footage:
Play Studio
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcLS…
Cambodia Wonders
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq9Y…

Cane toad image:
brian.gratwicke
https://www.flickr.com/photos/briangr…
(CC BY 2.0)

Bactrian camel image:
Travis

Feeding Hippos

(CC BY-NC 2.0)

For our first problem invasive species we will be heading over to north Africa and the middle east as we have the dromedary camel. The dromedary camel is the largest and most common camel in the world and there is a large feral population in Australia.

For our next invasive species we will be heading to the freshwaters of north America as we have the rainbow trout. The rainbow trout is one of the worst invasive species in the world and is listed on the IUCN’s 100 most invasive species list. The Rainbow trout was imported into Australia for the recreational fishing industry and is still a problem today.

For our next invasive species we will be heading to the northern hemisphere as we have the red fox. The red fox is one of the most widespread mammals in the world. One of the reasons behind this is that they’re very adaptable and intelligent animals.

For our next problem invasive species we will be heading over to the freshwaters of Eurasia as we have the smooth newt. The smooth newt is a relatively small species of newt and is now the only species of newt that can be found in Australia.

For our final problem invasive species we will be making the short trip over to south east Asia as we have the water buffalo. The water buffalo is one of the largest bovine animals. Water buffalo are commonly domesticated for use on farms. There is a large population of feral water buffalo in Australia and it’s population could be growing.

If you know of any more problem invasive species then let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for watching 🙂

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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1 Response to 5 Problem Invasive Species In Australia

  1. Another problem caused by human beings, interesting that they are called “invasive” species, although they have been brought there by humans.

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