Warming Cuba Relations Spurs Invasive Species Debate
- Many in Florida are concerned with the treat of invasive species from Cuba. Who is concerned and why are they concerned? How do they see these invasive species arriving?
- Invasive species are not just a concern due to trade, but there are other contributing factors. Explain the event that took place in 1988 with dessert locusts and what can be learned from this event.
- Why could this be a possible larger concern for Cuba than the United States?
- Do you feel there is legitimate concern? What should be done to ensure the best outcome for all involved? Support your answers.
Take a look at invasive species in your home area. Create a list of these invasive species. How did they get here and where did they come from? What is being done to help with control? Let the conversations continue!