Invasive Species Law and Legal Definition
Invasive Species is a nomenclature term and categorization phrase used for flora and fauna, Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S and for specific restoration-preservation processes in native habitats. It refers to non-indigenous species, or 'non-native,' plants or animals that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions. Sometimes indigenous or native species, together with non-native species that disrupt colonization of a particular habitat or wild lands area are also classified as invasive species. Invasive species is also called as invasive exotics.
According to 42 USCS § 4321, the term 'Invasive species' means an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Legal Definition list
Related Legal Terms
- Alien Species Prevention and Enforcement Act of 1992
- Allocated species
- Anadromous Species
- Aquatic Nuisance Species
- Aquatic Species
- At-Risk Species
- Candidate Species
- Commercial Activity [Endangered Species]
- Conservation [Endangered Species]
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora