Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Can the Subang Jaya Municipal Council give an assurance that their decision to introduce AfricanToxorynchite or ‘Elephant’ mosquitos into our ecosystem will not affect the local ecology?

The introduction of new species comes with a risk of ecological damage, as the introduced mosquitoes may result in destructive consequences to local flora and fauna.

Introduced species pose an ecological risk because they their size, disposition, and characteristic is disruptive and can adversely affect the delicate ecology. Case studies  have shown that some introduced species have resulted in massive environmental damage and endangered human health.

Though MPSJ’s intention of reducing the Aedes mosquito population by introducing these carnivorous mosquitoes is noble, will it be the right move in the long term? How much research was done before the decision was made?

After all, if the 400 toxorynchite mosquitoes will immediately eat and reduce the number of aedes mosquitoes, what else will they do?

Why don't MPSJ just stick to cleaning up Subang Jaya instead of playing scientist?

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