Fun Fact

14 March 2024

Invasive species can have drastic effects up and down the food chain. Here’s an example, where a tiny invasive ant is triggering a cascade of effects that ultimately impacts lions.

It’s an example from outside of New Zealand but demonstrates how significant the impacts by invasive species can be to any country. This is why early detection is so key; the sooner we detect an invasive species, the better the chance we can stop it before the negative chain reaction begins.

If you spot anything unusual and unexpected, take a photo and report it to us online or by phone on 0800 665 825.

Thanks to the Washington Invasive Species Council for this Fun Fact.