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ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-INDIGENOUS SPECIES IN THE UNITED STATES

@inproceedings{Pimentel1999ENVIRONMENTALAE,
  title={ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-INDIGENOUS SPECIES IN THE UNITED STATES},
  author={David Pimentel and Lori Lach and Rodolfo Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Douglas E. Morrison},
  year={1999}
}
Invading non-indigenous species in the United States cause major environmental damages and losses adding up to more than $138 billion per year. There are approximately 50,000 foreign species and the number is increasing. About 42% of the species on the Threatened or Endangered species lists are at risk primarily because of non-indigenous species. In the history of the United States, approximately 50,000 non-indigenous (non-native) species are estimated to have been introduced into the United… 

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