It’s the system that protects Australia from invasive plants, animals and diseases. And yet a simple statement that explains the system from the perspective of all Australians has remained out of reach, until now.
The Australian Senate has announced an inquiry into the growing impacts from feral deer, pigs and goats and to prevent problems worsening for the natural environment, community and farmers.
The decision to create an office of environmental biosecurity protection is big step forward in protecting Australia’s environment from dangerous new invasive species.
Our investigation into feral deer vehicle collisions in the Illawarra region south of Sydney reveals the animals are putting drivers at risk of costly crashes and even death.
The NSW government’s approach to feral horses throws evidence, political convention and facts out the window in favour of appeasing a noisy minority.
An action plan is being developed for myrtle rust, the plant-killing disease that poses a serious and urgent threat to Australia’s native plants and animals.
Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner wants to know what role you or your community are playing in tackling feral cats.
Our first yellow crazy ant field day at Billabong Sanctuary near Townsville proved a huge success.
A new book is helping to give land managers the tools they need to convince others of the urgent need for greater investment in battling invasive species.
If allowed to stand the decision to ‘protect’ feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park will inflict increasing damage on this fragile landscape.
Australia’s system for identifying and then acting on key threats to our natural environment is failing. We assess its performance, propose broad changes and invite your ideas on how to fix it.
We’ve joined Townsville City Council in the battle against yellow crazy ants in Queensland’s far north. Our new community coordinator Yvette Williams talks about what’s at risk.
The NSW Government decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park at the expense of some of our most vulnerable native plants and animals flies in the face of science and common sense.
A new container levy announced in the federal government could change the face of environmental biosecurity in Australia, writes Carol Booth.
Would a compassionate society let Australia’s feral rabbits roam free rather than trying to control their numbers through killing? Adjunct professor Peter Fleming takes a look at the ethics of killing for conservation.