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Eco-fusion is the new normal, as native and non-native species mix together

By Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University
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The ruddy duck, originally from North America, was introduced to Britain as an ornamental wildfowl in the 1940s and soon spread throughout the country. Only after a decade or more of expensive culling, has this non-native duck been largely removed.

The success of eradication programmes like this has led to calls to similarly cull the ring-necked parakeet,…


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