NEW YORK-To keep hardwood flooring sales on the rise, suppliers are making a big push in exotic species
a) The International Development Bank is partially financing a program to cultivate seven exotic species
in Panama, the scallop Argopecten purpuratus, the "cachamas" Colossoma macropomus and Piaractus brachipomus, the channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, the peacock bass cichlid Cichla ocellaris, the giant prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii, and even the bullfrog Rana catesbiana (http://www.iadb.org/EXR/doc 98/apr/lepanaq.htm).
`Most exotic species
found in the seed bank were not found in the immediately surrounding vegetation,' King says.
Experts from NWF's Keep the Wild Alive[ordinal indicator, feminine] and Backyard Wildlife Habitat[ordinal indicator, feminine] programs have urged federal officials to develop a strict plan to curb the invasion of exotic species
that spread rapidly and choke out native wildlife.
Hoboken Floors also introduces BR Ill's Indusparquet[R], a collection of prefinished and unfinished Brazilian hardwood floors in exotic species
, including Brazilian Cherry, Santos Mahogany, Brazilian Teak, Tiete Rosewood, Eucalyptus and more.
Currently, the cost associated with damage by, and control of, exotic species
is estimated at over $100 billion annually in the United States alone.
The conference will be held in Manhattan, Kansas, and address issues such as protecting biodiversity, controlling exotic species
proliferation, and preservation of historic buildings.
Sediment and runoff production from a wood excelsior erosion mat, native species vegetative mix, and exotic species
vegetative mix were investigated on a newly-constructed road during a two-year study.
As a result, the earth's natural communities are being disrupted by exotic species
- organisms that take up residence in ecosystems where they did not evolve.
It has been hypothesized that exotic species
might more easily invade areas of low species diversity than areas of high species diversity.
An exotic species
is a plant or animal that has been released into an ecosystem in which it did not evolve.
Invasive exotic species
destroy ecosystems as surely as chemical pollution or human population growth with associated development.