Common Intruders Threaten Galapagos Species

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Blackberry plants surround the largest freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands.

Blackberry plants surround the largest freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands. The plants are strangling native species. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR hide caption

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Common species of blackberries, goats and red ants are endangering the survival of far rarer flora and fauna native to the Galapagos Islands. The dire effects of such an invasion were foreseen by Charles Darwin.

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