A report has revealed that alien species (species which are not local and have reached new places through various means) have caused huge damage to the Earth's biodiversity. The situation is that 60 percent of the world's plant and animal species have become extinct due to these foreign species. The report has been published by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an intergovernmental organization. This report has been named 'Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control'.
37 thousand foreign species exist in the world
So far 37,000 alien species have been discovered in the world. These include both plant and animal species. Of these, more than 3500 foreign species have been found to be more invasive. This report was released on Monday. The report states that alien species are also an important factor in the global loss of biodiversity, exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution, land and sea use changes. The report said that alien species have been increasing rapidly in all regions of the world for centuries, but in recent years it has accelerated in an unprecedented manner. This is due to the large number of people traveling from one place to another, trade and the expansion of the global economy.