They're Not From Here
THEY'RE NOT FROM HERE is an edited collection of reports and photographs submitted to the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS), a resource for invasive species mapping operated by The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia. The photographs and reports are submitted by citizens, environmental groups, and government agencies. Reporter’s last names of have been shortened to a single initial for their privacy. This zine focuses on a small number of animals in Florida.
The state of Florida has documented 500+ species of non-native fish and wildlife and 1,180+ species of plants inside it’s borders. Most alien species die shortly after they arrive. Some species, for a time, are able to blend in and exist alongside their indigenous neighbors. A tiny fraction grow, thrive, and flourish. Their status is elevated from “non-native” to “invasive” and their eradication becomes the burden of the state. Florida’s estimated annual agricultural loss from invasive species is in excess of $90,000,000.
Edited and Designed by Stewart Copeland // Printed by Ryan Nole // August 2017
8" x 8" // Saddle Stitched // 28pages // Two Color Risograph Printing on Mint Green Paper // Edition of 100