A program to rid Australia of yellow crazy ants has been bought back to life with the injection of $10.5 million over the next three years, but is it enough to secure Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area from this dangerous invasive species?
Australia’s Ashmore Reef is a sanctuary for migratory seabirds and green sea turtles, but a deadly predator has made it onto the island and is putting native wildlife at risk.
In Hawaii it has smothered everything in its path, but in Australia we still have time to stop Koster’s curse, an invasive weed that has been labelled Australia’s next lantana.
While in Cairns recently we saw evidence that local efforts are winning the war on yellow crazy ants, but community efforts still need all the help they can get if they are to turn the tide on this highly invasive ant.
Has the Australian Government given up on tackling weeds and feral animals? New draft strategies contain no actions and no new initiatives. They are devoid of substance.
Victoria needs to catch up with the rest of Australia by listing deer as a pest animal and developing a statewide strategy to contain and manage growing numbers of this feral animal.
The release of a wild horse management plan for Kosciuszko National Park is an important chance to rein in exploding feral horse numbers in the alps. Have your say, make a submission by 19 August 2016.
Officially, they all agree eradicating fire ants from Australia is ‘technically feasible’ and in the national interest. So why are Australia’s state and federal governments failing to fully fund the eradication program?
Now that Josh Frydenberg is Australia’s new environment minister, what can we expect when it comes to dangerous weeds, pests and feral animals?
Here’s news about the policies you won’t find on any party website. The results from our invasive species pre-election survey are now in.
With just six days left until 30 June 2016 this is your last chance to give your year end, tax deductible gift to the Invasive Species Council.
Are the major parties up to confronting the environmental threats posed by invasive species?
They’ve just decided to let loose the next lantana and nobody thought to ask us if maybe that was a bad idea.
When US hire car assistant Nicole heard that Australia has a chance to eradicate fire ants before they get out of control she had just one message for us.
Kosciuszko National Park is being restocked by a farm animal – the horse – and it is happening by default. There is no plan and no sense of urgency to stem this restocking.