Animals Behaving Worse
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WEB SITES

Africanized Honeybee Profile
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/profiles/afrhonbee.shtml
Explore links to current news articles, fact sheets, research, and distribution of the fearsome invader.

Honeybees and Africanized Bees
http://cals.arizona.edu/urbanipm/insects/bees/honeybees.html
Compare the habits, history, and behavior of the European honeybee with its more aggressive cousin, the Africanized bee.

Asian Carp and the Great Lakes
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/invasive/asiancarp/
Learn how these fish are threatening the Great Lakes and what is being done to prevent their spread into the ecosystem.

Bedbugs
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef636.htm
Everything you ever wanted to know (and were afraid to ask) about these creepy bloodsuckers.

The Bedbug Blog
http://bedbugblog.blogspot.com/
Get information and share your personal story of woe with others suffering from these pests on Caitlin Heller’s site.

Imported Fire Ant Facts
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice/faq_phifa.html
Answers to some frequently asked questions about this voracious insect.

USDA: Areawide Fire Ant Suppression
http://www.ars.usda.gov/fireant/
Learn how the USDA is working to control the spread of imported fire ants.

Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project
http://fireant.tamu.edu
Learn what is being done to limit the imported ant invasion on this extensive Web site.

Coqui Hawaiian Integration and Reeducation Project
http://www.hawaiiancoqui.org/
Find out more about the battle over the coquis in Hawaii and how to cope humanely with the frogs.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture Coqui Control
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/pi/pq/coqui/
Learn about some of the problems the coquis are posing in Hawaii and how to stop the species from spreading further.

USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
http://www.aphis.usda.gov
Find out how this U.S. agency protects agricultural health, administers the Animal Welfare Act, and carries out wildlife damage management activities.

Global Invasive Species Database
http://www.issg.org/database/
Research invasive species worldwide on this site developed by the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) as part of their global initiative to track invaders.

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America
http://www.invasive.org/
Locate information on and images of invasive and exotic species found in North America.

U.S. National Invasive Species Information Center
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/
Search this comprehensive site for profiles, information, and resources on invasive species in the United States.

World Wildlife Fund: Human-Animal Conflict
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/species/problems/human_animal_conflict/index.cfm
Discover the problems that arise as boundaries between human and animal habitats grow increasingly blurred and the WWF’s efforts to reduce these conflicts.

Humane Society of the United States: Humane Approach to Human-Wildlife Conflicts
http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/urban_wildlife_our_wild_neighbors/the_humane_approach_to_humanwildlife_conflicts.html
Pick up tips from the Humane Society on how to humanely deal with your wild neighbors.

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NATURE: Animals Behaving Badly
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/behaving
Meet other mischievous animals and go behind the scenes of the wildly popular prequel to Animals Behaving Worse.

BOOKS

Baskin, Yvonne. A PLAGUE OF RATS AND RUBBERVINES: THE GROWING THREAT OF SPECIES INVASIONS. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002.

Burdick, Alan. OUT OF EDEN: AN ODYSSEY OF ECOLOGICAL INVASION. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005.

Elton, Charles S. THE ECOLOGY OF INVASIONS BY ANIMALS AND PLANTS. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Fascione, Nina, Aimee Delach, and Martin Smith, eds. PEOPLE AND PREDATORS: FROM CONFLICT TO COEXISTENCE. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004.

Herda-Rapp, Ann and Theresa L. Goedeke. MAD ABOUT WILDLIFE: LOOKING AT SOCIAL CONFLICT OVER WILDLIFE. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005.

Mooney, Harold A. and Richard J. Hobbs. INVASIVE SPECIES IN A CHANGING WORLD. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2000.

Van Driesche, Jason and Roy Van Driesche. NATURE OUT OF PLACE: BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN THE GLOBAL AGE. Washington, DC: Island Press 2000.

Woodroffe, Rosie, Simon Thirgood, Alan Rabinowitz, Guy Cowlishaw, John Gittleman, and Michael Samways, contributors. PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE: CONFLICT OR CO-EXISTENCE? New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005

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