Why are invasive species bad for the ecosystem and the environment?

1 Answer
May 15, 2018

Invasive species can threaten the native species and overpopulate an ecosystem.


When a native species is threatened by an invasive species, the native species can become extinct and disrupt the environment because it no longer gains the benefits of the species that lived there. Overpopulation of an invasive species can strip the environment of essential nutrients and cause disruption of natural ecosystem processes thus deteriorating the ecosystem in an environment.