What Does 'Indigenous Species' Mean?
Any species of plants or animals which occur in a region owing to natural reasons, not because of human activities, is said to be native or indigenous to that region. Actually, any species is native throughout the range where it is found naturally. While such a species may have evolved in the region and lived there since historic times, this is not always the case. It may have been transported from other regions by natural factors, like wind, water currents, or birds dispersing plant seeds.