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Invasive species are a constant threat to the biodiversity of the planet, as exemplified in many articles in the thematic issues of the OIE Scientific and Technical Review this year, both of which are devoted to this topic.
The mechanisms by which invasive species are introduced and are enabled to expand are numerous, but humans have been the principle cause of numerous invasions and they themselves are the main invasive species. Many invasions of domestic species, and their associated pathogens and parasites, have been the result of human invasion.