Fighting Invasive Species with a Knife and Fork, The Solutions Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 69 ( Abstract: Wild boar, Burmese pythons, common carp, lionfish—rather than defend these species, environmentalists are encouraging the American public to eat them. As many of them as possible. A new website,, asks the public to help in a campaign to protect endangered species and wildlife by eating their invasive predators and competitors. Invasive species—most often brought to our shores by people—thrive in the absence of their natural predators and competitors, and can devastate native ecosystems. While it is a serious topic, the website takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the problem: “You don’t have to leave home to eat your way around the world,” the site explains. “There are snails from France, greens from England, fish from Africa, rosehips from Asia and aquatic mammals from South America, just outside your door. You can eat these invaders raw, eat them boiled, eat them with butter and garlic or au gratin. This spring, instead of dressing your … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Communication; Conservation; Ecosystem Services