They call themselves Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams – SPRATS for short – and since 2007 they’ve been at the cutting-edge of ‘adventure conservation’.
A new resident has taken up residence in Melbourne’s suburbs, one that could bring with it an entirely new amphibian order.
There is a silent invasion taking place in Australia that could fundamentally alter our way of life.
What would it be like living in an Australia overrun by infestations of red fire ants? Find out why these menacing ants represent such a huge threat at one of our upcoming fire ant forums.
How would you like a 15 to 1 return on your investment? Well, that’s what we’re looking at under a plan to rid Lord Howe Island of rats and mice.
The creation of a new national body geared towards preparing Australia for future environmental invasions is just one idea thrown up at the first ever environmental biosecurity forum.
The way feral animals and weeds are being managed in NSW is set for an overhaul and there’s a chance for you to help make sure the environment isn’t forgotten.
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?