Por Mauro Rebelo

Control of invasive species


The biggest threat to biodiversity is not pollution or climate change, but invasive species. Currently, the global cost of fighting them is estimated at 5% of the world’s GDP.

In Brazil, IBAMA keeps a list of all documented invasive species. The 3 main ones, for which national control programs have been set up, are the golden mussel, the sun coral and the java pig.