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Invasive Animals in Arkansas

Most invasive vertebrate pests have been introduced by humans. Sometimes the introduction is accidental.

The invasive species listed here are not native to North America, and their proliferation has created problems. These include health issues to humans and/or livestock, economic decline affecting Arkansan's livelihoods, ecological and habitat degradation, and out-competing native species. 

Spotted feral hog standing with group in sandy area

Feral Hogs in Arkansas

Feral hogs, feral swine, wild pigs, wild boars - they are all the same, Sus scrofa.  They wallow in and pollute our streams and compete directly with wildlife for food. Plus the damage they cause to our fields and forests is pretty astounding.

Image: National Park Service

Learn more about feral hogs

 

Additional Invasive Pests

Thousand-cankers disease of black walnut

Invasive Diseases

If you are looking for information about invasive diseases, go here.

 

Image: Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Emerald ash borer

Invasive Insects

If you are looking for information about invasive insects, go here.

 

Image: Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Ornamental cogongrass

Invasive Plants

If you are looking for information about invasive plants, go here.

 

Image: David Teem, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

 

Contacts

Tamara Walkingstick Rebecca McPeake
Tamara Walkingstick
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR  72204-4940
501-671-2000
Rebecca McPeake
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR  72204-4940
501-671-2000
John Hopkins  
John Hopkins
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR  72204-4940
501-671-2000
 

 

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