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Number 1 Seabird Threat

A new conservation issue emerged a couple of decades ago when Tasmanian wildlife officer Nigel Brothers showed that fishing operations were driving down albatross and petrel numbers by accidentally killing them as bycatch. The threat[…]

National survey results reveal invasive species rank as greatest threat to Australia’s native plants and animals

A national survey of conservation, government and landcare groups in Australia has revealed that weeds, invasive animals, and ‘all invasive species’ rank just above habitat loss as the greatest threats to the country’s native plants and animals.

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Victoria makes deer control easier

The Victorian Government announced on 11 July that it has made it easier to control deer on private land. This is great news for deer control and for landholders, who previously had to apply for[…]

New report reveals feral horse damage in Australian Alps

Horses have gone feral in Australia’s alpine national parks and in the absence of effective control programs are damaging the mountain catchments and native animals and plants. They are incompatible with the natural values for[…]

Weeds need more advocates

The scientific literature burgeons with papers about escalating weed problems but the public airwaves are largely silent on the creeping peril that is one of Australia’s biggest environmental threats. There is a noticeable lack of[…]