Talk:National Invasive Species Act

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Hi Kristal, I am not sure if this is where I am suppose to be commenting on your article. I am finding this all confusing but here goes: I read it. You need the cites of course but you probably know that. Good thorough background info on all of the different invasive species I didn't see much discussion of the policy itself, the stake holders or an evaluation. Good start though! Vince.b.green (talk) 20:40, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

I wrote a long comment on this article, but it wasn't saved. I'll try to write again it using the same words (next time I'll copy it before saving the page).

This article is not complete. You forgot to update it with the second part.

As concern the first part of your article:

1- references are missing: in the "introduction" section "It was created to reauthorize and amend a previous measure, the Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (NANPCA) , and one of the prime focuses was to prevent invasive species from entering the Great Lakes through ballast water." needs a reference; "The Federal departments and agencies involved with carrying out NISA were the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Department of Transportation, Coast Guard (the Coast Guard moved to the Department of Homeland Security in 2002); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers; and the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration." this part needs a reference and also links for the agencies; also in the "env. problems" and "causes" sections references are needed (for example these 2 sentences need references: "In the proper conditions, nonindigenous species can out-compete indigenous species by dominating resources or spreading diseases or parasites." "These disruptions can lead to a loss of biodiversity and as a result, ecosystems and economies are greatly affected.")

2- also links are missing: in the "introduction" section NANPCA, ANS, and the agencies need links, but also zebra mussels, eurasian ruffe, and all the areas affected by the policy.

3- in the "env. problems" section the sub-sections are not just descriptions of non-indigenous species, but they are the history and effects in the area affected by the policy of those species.

4- the "causes" section can be better organized: it's better to list the sub-subsections with bulletpoints.

Vince005 (talk) 21:01, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

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