The critically endangered Norfolk Island parrot – known to locals as the Green Parrot – has the dubious honour of having to be rescued from the brink of extinction not once, but twice.
Norfolk Island will play host to the fourth Island Arks Symposium in February 2016, focusing on a range of themes including conservation tourism, new advances in pest control and eradication
Australia has a small window of opportunity to keep the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area safe from yellow crazy ants. Researchers Lori Lach and Conrad Hoskin consider the potential costs of failure if the federal government refuses to provide more funding for eradication.
Moves to allow the commercial use of feral bumblebees in Tasmania by changing national environmental laws could pave the way for other harmful invasive species being illegally introduced into Australia.
A year after we exposed just how easy it is to illegally import banned weed seeds into Australia via the internet one international company still doesn’t get the picture, and is continuing to send prohibited seeds into the country.
A new seven-year invasive species plan being drawn up by the NSW Government looks good on paper, but we have a few reservations. You’ve got until October 2 to make a submission on the draft plan.
Treating feral deer as game rather than pests. The potential for goat farming to create major landscape degradation. Zero policy on how to tackle red-eared slider turtles. These are just some of the issues we raised recently at a workshop put on by NSW’s Natural Resources Commission.
Moves by federal and state governments to change the way Australia manages high impact pests and diseases has set our alarm bells ringing. Are our governments looking at hoisting the white flag on all but a few popular causes?
When federal environment minister Greg Hunt made feral cats public enemy number one at the recent Threatened Species Summit his call to cull two million cats elicited an unexpected response from one quarter.
Environmental biosecurity: Do we have a body responsible for protecting Australia’s native plants and animals from new pests and diseases? In short, no. But we should.
New moves to make Australian agriculture more competitive could have a few positive knock-on effects for the environment.
Labor leader Bill Shorten outlined his vision for the party’s future direction at its national conference in July, but amid all the debate the party almost overlooked one of the biggest threats to Australia’s environment – invasive species.
Want a quick wrap-up of invasive species issues across Australia? Then check out our new State Updates.
If you’re a pest animal with a spine and on your way to Australia, lookout, Invasive Animals CRC is on your case.
A landmark Senate inquiry report released this month sets a strong new direction to prevent new weeds, pests and diseases.