The Threat of Invasive Species

Recently, the chital deer population inhabiting Bose Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has surpassed the island's ecological limits, leading the Andaman and Nicobar Forest Department to contemplate transferring approximately 500 deer to a Biological Park situated in Port Blair.

Defining Invasive Alien Species

  • CBD Definition: According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), invasive alien species (IAS) are those whose introduction outside their natural habitat jeopardizes biodiversity, exhibiting traits of rapid proliferation and outcompeting native species for resources.
  • Legal Perspective in India: The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, defines IAS as species not native to India that threaten wildlife or ....
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