Invasive Species

This week, President Clinton signed an executive order designed to help the U.S. protect its borders—not from invading armies, but from invading plants, animals, and crobes. While some exotic forms of life are well-behaved, others aren''t. Invasive species trample on the native life, sometimes consuming limited resources or muscling the natives out of their habitat. In this hour, we''ll take a look at the problem of invasive species and some of the possible solutions. Guests: Bruce Babbitt Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC Isi Saddiqui Deputy Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs U.S. Department of Agriculture Washington, DC Bob Devine Author, Alien Invasion: America''s Battle with Non-Native Animals and Plants (National Geographic Society, 1998) Corvallis, Oregon Bernd Blossey Director, Biological Control of Non-Indigenous Plant Species Program Department of Natural Resources Cornell University Ithaca, New York

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