Invasive species are animals or plants from another region of the world that don’t belong in their new environment. They can be introduced to an area by ship ballast water, accidental release, and most often, by people. Invasive species can lead to the extinction of native plants and animals, destroy biodiversity, and permanently alter habitats.
This can result in huge economic impacts and fundamental disruptions of coastal and lakes ecosystems (Source: oceanservice.noaa.gov).
This illustrated data visualisation was realised for the column Visual Data and published on «La Lettura», the cultural supplement of the Italian newspaper «Corriere della Sera».
I made the illustrations digitally, using Procreate on iPad. You can see some behind the scene pictures on my Instagram page.
La Lettura | Il Corriere della Sera
Date of release
La Lettura #378 – October 2020
Corriere della Sera