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Africa Invaded

 

Lantana
Chromolaena
Acacias
Working for Water
Parthenium
Prosopis
Leucaena
Water hyacinth
Kariba weed
Caulerpa seaweed
Harmful algal blooms
Mediterranean mussel
European green crab
Louisiana crayfish
Coypu
Nile Perch
Carp
Tilapia
Indian house crow
House sparrow
Mallard duck
European starling
Common mynah
Rosy wolfsnail
Argentine ant
Little fire ant
Rat
Tahr
Feral farm animals

INSECT PESTS

Kaphra beetle
Cassava green mite
Spiralling whitefly
Larger grain borer

Africa invading

Grasses
Sour fig
Cape Ivy
Boneseed and bitou bush
Giant african snail
Jackson's chamaeleon
African clawed frog
Cattle egret
African green monkey
West Nile virus

Tropical Asia Invaded

PLANTS

Water hyacinth 
Salvinia
Alligator weed
Giant mimosa
Mile-a-minute weed
Chromolaena
Parthenium
Lantana
Prosopis
Leucaena

ANIMALS 

Nutria
Rats
Indian house crow
Red-eared slider turtle
Black-striped mussel
Cane toad
Common carp
Tilapia
Louisiana crayfish
African catfish
Golden apple snail
Giant African snail
Rosy wolf snail
Yellow crazy ant
Fire ant

 INSECT PESTS

Spiralling whitefly
Khapra beetle
Diamond-back moth
Coffee berry borer
Leafminers

DISEASES

SARS 
Avian Influenza
HIV/AIDS
Cholera
Foot and mouth disease
Rabies
Newcastle disease
Epizootic ulcerative syndrome
White spot syndrome virus
Citrus canker
Papaya ring spot virus
Potato blight

TROPICAL ASIA INVADING

Kudzu
Mysore thorn
North Pacific seastar
Chinese mitten crab
Common mynah
Small Indian mongoose
Macaque monkey
Asian long-horned beetle

 South America Invaded

TREES

Pines
Acacias
Chinaberry
Japanese Cherry
Loquat
African Oil Palm
Tamarisks
Prosopis
Leucaena

SHRUBS

Castor Oil Plant
Privets
Blackberries
Japanese Honeysuckle
Rambling Roses
Brooms
Gorse

GRASSES

ANIMALS

Rats
American Beaver
Mink
Muskrat
European Rabbit
European Hare
Small Indian Mongoose
Red Deer
Feral Pigs and Wild Boar
Feral Animals in Galapagos
House Sparrow
Pigeons
European Starling
Monk Parakeet
California Quail
Red-eared Slider
Teiu Lizard
Giant African Snail
Big-headed Ant
Little Fire Ant
Africanised Bee
European Wasp

AQUATIC INVADERS

Ballast Water and Sediment
Golden Mussel
Asian Clam
Japanese Kelp
American Bullfrog
African Clawed Frog
Common Carp
Tilapia
Salmonids
Mosquito Fish

INSECT PESTS

Coffee Berry Borer
Cotton Boll Weevil
Cottony Cushion Scale
European Woodwasp
Codling Moth

SOUTH AMERICA INVADING

Water Hyacinth
Alligator Weed
Mile-a-minute Weed
Chromolaena
Lantana
Brazilian Peppertree
Nutria
Armoured Catfish
Cane Toad
Golden Apple Snail
Argentine Ant
Cassava Green Mite
Larger Grain Borer
Leafminers