The Plural Realities of Plant Invasions in India: a Review of Impacts to Wellbeing

Ramya Ravi, Ankila Hiremath

Environmental Development | May 23, 2024

The ecological impacts of invasive alien species are well known, as are the large-scale economic losses caused by these species. Less well known are the impacts of these species on human wellbeing. In developing countries, like India, where a large proportion of the population is rural and intricately dependent on natural resources for its sustenance, the impacts of invasive species on people’s wellbeing are likely to be as important as their ecological impacts.