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Introduction of alien species has led to environmental damage and decline of indigenous species. Give any one example of how it has affected the indigenous species? 

Answer

  • Nile perch introduced in Lake Victoria eventually led to the extinction of an ecologically unique assemblage of more than 200 species of cichild fish.
  • Parthenium/Lantana/water hyacinth caused environmental damage and threat to our native species 
  • African catfish-Clarias gariepinus introduced for aquaculture purposes is posing a threat to the indigenous catfishes in our rivers.
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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 12 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.