Invasive species effect 5% of the global economy.
Societal & Economic Impact of Invasive Species
Invasive species have a profound impact on the ecosystems they enter. Populations of native species are reduced or eliminated by the spread of these invaders. This has major repercussions for communities that rely on native natural resources for income and sustenance. All told, the negative economic impact of invasive species in the United States amounts to $120 billion annually. Furthermore, it is estimated that the around the world invasive species have an economic impact equivalent to 5% of the global economy. Green Anchor addresses this negative impact at a local level through invasive species harvest. Through our certification system, communities can earn money while taking steps to restore their natural resources.