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The Mute Swan by Mike Birkhead and Christopher Perrins
Good or bad: some “invasive” species can help native ecosystems thrive, by Heather Kharouba and Stephanie A. Rivest
Don’t Judge Species on their Origins, by Mark A. Davis and 17 other ecologists
It’s Time to Stop Demonizing “Invasive” Species by Chris Grill
Where Do Camels Belong? Why Invasive Species Aren’t All Bad by Ken Thompson
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Invasive Species Can Sometimes Help an Ecosystem by Samuel B Case
We are fortunate in Toronto to have green space with plants and animals that are a respite for the soul. But there is a dark side to the way we humans “curate” that wildlife. Take mute swans for example, the intelligent, majestic, orange-beaked water birds that have been the subject of myth and art for centuries and are admired for their lifelong pair bonds and the care both parents give to raising their young.
Read the full article at toronto.com.