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Wikidata:Property proposal/invasive to

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Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Natural science

   Done: invasive to (P5588) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionregion which a taxon is not endemic to where the taxon has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health
Representsinvasive species (Q183368)
Data typeItem
Domaintaxon (Q16521)
Allowed valuesitems which are instance of (P31) of geographic region (Q82794) (including subclass of (P279))
Example 1Lycium ferocissimum (Q151022)Australia (Q408)
Example 2Rhinella marina (Q321087)Australia (Q408)
Example 3Common brushtail possum (Q732477)New Zealand (Q664)
Example 4Brown tree snake (Q900781)Guam (Q16635)
Planned useSpecify weeds and pests which are considered invasive in territorial or geographic regions of the world
See alsoendemic to (P183)


Currently there is no direct way to state that a species is considered a weed or pest in a particular geographic region. This knowledge is widely published by government authorities and other organisations who take responsibility for limiting or eradicating the problems caused by invasive species. Dhx1 (talk) 02:27, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


  •   Support I support this concept, only suggestion is that when recorded a reliable reference should be included stating it is an invasive species in that region, also the natural regions of the species should be ensured to be complete for this. This is because feral species are often targeted for eradication and I think we have a responsibility to clearly state where a species should not be and where it should be. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:27, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support David (talk) 11:14, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment: Alike endemic to (P183) this needs a good reference. How could we ensure this, Dhx1? --Succu (talk) 20:13, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment @Succu: Example references are Australia, United States and Weeds Act 1959 (Q7979366). Many governments (at different levels) maintain lists of weeds and pests that are considered invasive/noxious. Scientific papers and books related to ecology would also likely refer to plants and animals being impacted by weeds and pests, as well as control measures for removing these weeds and pests. Dhx1 (talk) 11:43, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • You didn't answered my question „How could we ensure this“. Hence   Oppose --Succu (talk) 21:06, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment @Succu: This property proposal doesn't ensure anything. It simply states that an authority/book/whatever deems a taxon to be invasive to an area. Those authorities/books may be wrong or not entirely accurate, but that is what deprecated ranks exist for. Dhx1 (talk) 14:21, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:43, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Faendalimas, Pigsonthewing, Succu, Dhx1:   Done: invasive to (P5588). − Pintoch (talk) 09:41, 5 August 2018 (UTC)