New Zealanders have just discovered that the serious plant fungal disease, myrtle rust, has arrived on their shores. What can they learn from Australia’s experience?
Our CEO Andrew Cox recently visited Norfolk Island in the Pacific to learn about efforts tackling invasive species and building a biosecurity system, the keys to its future conservation success.
Last year the New Zealand government announced plans to be predator free by 2050, a challenging concept for the many Australians gathered at the Australasian Vertebrate Pest Management Conference, which was held in Canberra earlier this month. Held[…]
A new project with Monash University has just begun that will work out what environmental pests that we should be trying to stop entering Australia and how they will arrive.
Despite containing funds for fire ant eradication, the 2017 federal budget was a disappointing, missed opportunity for environmental biosecurity in Australia.
A new report reveals that feral animals and diseases introduced into Australia pose a greater ongoing threat to the nation’s most vulnerable native animals than habitat loss.
After spending a week travelling across Australia with Texan Dr Robert Puckett we can only conclude that he was the perfect person to explain the hellish nature of living with fire ants.
Christmas island lizards are on their way back from the brink of extinction, but before they can roam free, more work needs to be done.
All governments must come to a unanimous decision to boosted funding for red fire ant eradication. So how close are we to getting the unanimous support needed?
Contrast the government’s response to white spot in Logan River prawns to the indifference from authorities when a new environmental invader arrives.
Who will be paying for the enhanced $38 million per year ten-year program needed to eradicate red fire ants from Australia? Learn which states pay what and why it matters.
We’ve just received confirmation that US fire ant expert Dr Robert Puckett will join our Fire Ants Down Under tour next month, visiting five capital Australian cities in just one week.
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?
They call themselves Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams – SPRATS for short – and since 2007 they’ve been at the cutting-edge of ‘adventure conservation’.