I saw an earlier version of this. It is being seized upon by the neo-ecologists who argue that alien invasives really aren't that bad and that we should just accept them and let beauty and diversity get replaced by sameness and sterility. I expected that the WSJ would pick this up. No biologist argues that perch weren't native to the Adirondacks.
New Ivory Regulations Will Restrict Interstate Sales
WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2015) — President Obama today announced new regulations on elephant ivory that would further restrict interstate sales. If finalized, these new regulations would place a near-total ban on domestic ivory sales, imports, and exports of African elephant ivory.