We work on invasive species issues across Australia. If you have a passion for protecting our native plants and animals get in touch.
We have recently received a capacity building grant and we are expanding our operations. This is a unique opportunity to work for the Invasive Species Council to help tackle one of nature’s biggest threats.
This is an exciting opportunity for a driven, ambitious and passionate environmentalist fundraiser to join Australia’s leading advocacy organisation tackling invasive species. If you’re a switched on and enthusiastic person with exceptional relationship, project management and writing skills, able to inspire the CEO and others, this just might be the job for you.
Closing Date: ASAP
Position: Full Time
Reports to:Marketing and Development Director
Basis:Full time 38 hours (5 days) per week. Part time (30 hours, 4 days a week) will be
considered for a more experienced candidate.
Location: Sydney or Melbourne preferred and other locations in Australia considered.
Salary range: $100,000-110,000 plus super, depending on skills and experience.
If you are in the Townsville area, please get in touch with our Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce here to help tackle one of the world’s worst invasive species.
There are no volunteer roles open at this time. However, if you are in the Townsville area, please get in touch with our Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce here to help tackle one of the world’s worst invasive species.
Are you an amazing collaborator who loves storytelling and change making, with experience in digital content creation? If you have the drive, skills and commitment, we have an amazing opportunity for you to work with our experienced communications team.
Closing Date: ASAP
Position: Social Media and Communications Assistant Volunteer
Reports to: Digital Campaigner
Basis: 3.5 hours x 2 days per week
Duration: 6 months (with the opportunity to extend)
Salary range: None. This is an unpaid volunteer role
Dear National Deer Management Coordinator,
Please accept this as a submission to the National Feral Deer Action Plan.
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I am very concerned about the spread of deer and am pleased that a national plan has finally been developed. Without urgent action, funding and commitment from all levels of government it is clear that feral deer will continue to spread and damage our environment.
The feral deer population in Australia is growing rapidly and spreading across the country, damaging our natural environment, causing havoc for farmers and foresters and threatening public safety. Unlike much of the world where deer are native, our plants and wildlife haven’t evolved to deal with these heavy hard hooved animals with a voracious appetite.
With no natural predators and an ability to adapt to almost all environments, they could occupy almost all of Australia unless stopped. Despite this, state and territory governments have been slow to respond and in Victoria and Tasmania they are still protected by law for the enjoyment of hunters.
This plan should be adopted by all governments but must also be underpinned by dedicated funding and clear responsibilities. A plan without funding or accountability is a plan that will fail and Australia cannot afford for this to fail.
In order to prevent the spread of feral deer and reduce their impact on our native wildlife, ecosystems and agriculture, I ask that the following recommendations be adopted for the final National Feral Deer Action Plan:
1. All federal, state and territory governments should adopt the National Feral Deer Action Plan and declare feral deer to be a priority pest animal species.
2. All federal, state and territory governments should commit to:
3. In order to drive action and the success of this plan, there should be dedicated Commonwealth funding and support for:
4. The expected outcomes for the plan need to be more ambitious, with clear interim targets including:
5. A national feral deer containment map with three zones should be adopted. It should be more ambitious than the zone map in the current draft plan and there should be greater clarity in the naming of the zones. Improvements that should be adopted include:
6. There should be consistent laws and regulations across all states and territories that:
I support the follow principles being adopted in the final National Feral Deer Action Plan: