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Examples of Invasive Alien Species

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Title: Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam)
Description: Impatiens glandulifera: Originally from the western Himalayas (Northern Pakistan, Kashmir, India) and introduced into England in 1839, Impatiens glandulifera has become one of the most invasive weeds in temperate Europe and northern North America. (Credit: Global Invasive Species Database)
Date: 2009-02-12
Credits: Mike Sutton-Croft

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  • United Nations Environment Programme