What problems have zebra mussels caused for native wildlife?
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Asked in Native American History
What problems were caused by attempts to assimilate native Americans?
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Is native wildlife a proper noun?
What problems do Native Americans face today?
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Asked in Australia
What effect did the rabbits have when they were introduced into Australia?
Rabbits have caused major ecological damage in Australia. Rabbits have ravaged the vegetation which supports native wildlife, and they eat far more of it than native animals do. In addition, rabbits breed faster than native animals do, meaning more of them can cause damage very quickly. Because rabbits will eat native vegetation right down to the roots, they can cause localised extinction of some native plant species. Essentially, their presence destroys native habitat, and contributes to the endangerment of native species. In Australia, rabbit burrows have caused bilby burrows to cave in, often trapping and suffocating bilbies within their own burrows. Rabbits also have a fondness for farmer's crops, especially vegetables. This caused economic problems for farmers, who may find perfectly good crops ruined.