For 15 years we’ve been battling fire ant infestations in Queensland and we’re losing the fight. Unless federal, state and territory governments back eradication to the hilt all our efforts will have been wasted.
Environmental invaders continue to slip into Australia, raising threat levels for our native plants and animals, but are governments finally waking up to the need for tougher environmental biosecurity?
Biosecurity Queensland is on the cusp of eradicating electric ants, the only thing holding it back from full eradication is a final push that needs federal and state funding.
They call themselves Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams – SPRATS for short – and since 2007 they’ve been at the cutting-edge of ‘adventure conservation’.
After more than seven years of research, community consultation and biosecurity checks, a micro-wasp from Malaysia has been imported to Christmas Island to control yellow crazy ants in the national park.
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.