Recent cases of invasive alien mites and ticks in Japan: why is a regulatory framework needed?

@article{Goka2012RecentCO,
  title={Recent cases of invasive alien mites and ticks in Japan: why is a regulatory framework needed?},
  author={Koichi Goka and Kimiko Okabe and Ai Takano},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={245-261}
}
Japan’s economy depends on the importation of natural resources, and as a result, Japan is subjected to a high risk of biological invasion. Although Japan has quarantine systems to protect ecosystems, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and human health against alien species, economic globalization has resulted in an ever-increasing risk of invasion. Mite invasion is no exception. Alien species that impact natural ecosystems are regulated in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act. However, the… CONTINUE READING

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