2021 Froggatt Awards open: Nominate your environmental hero

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Every year our national Froggatt Awards showcase some of the most effective and inspiring local conservation efforts from across Australia.

And the time has come once again for you to put on your thinking cap, and nominate an individual or group you believe is doing incredible work in the fight to protect Australia’s native plants and animals from weeds, pests, feral animals or pathogens.

Last year our winners came from across Australia.

  • Down in Tassie the persistence and dedication shown by a small team of volunteers in eradicating rats from Big Green Island earned them a Froggatt Award.
  • In Western Australia our awards paid tribute to Dr Dave Algar, who spearheaded efforts to reduce the impacts of feral cats in that state.
  • And in Victoria a gong went to a project developing tools to support the eradication of new weed invasions before the weeds get a stranglehold in sensitive bushland, coastal and alpine environments.

So, what are you waiting for? Let us know of a group or individual you think deserves recognition for their role in keeping Australia’s native plants and animals safe from invasive species.

Nominate your environmental hero for a 2021 Froggatt Award.

Some essentials

Awards will be given for significant achievement in reducing the threat to the Australian environment from invasive species.

Nominations will be assessed for demonstrated leadership, innovation, or exemplary biosecurity practices. Nominations for efforts that advance prevention or early action are particularly encouraged.

Invasive species are now one of the key threats to Australia’s natural environment, but their continued arrival and spread is all too often neglected as a conservation issue.

The Froggatt awards are given to those who have made a major contribution to protecting Australia’s native plants and animals, ecosystems and people from dangerous invasive species.

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