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.
The most recent state of Australia’s environment report was tabled in Federal Parliament last year to limited fanfare. For invasive species it paints a grim future.
Australia’s fight against fire ants reached a watershed moment in 2017 when a ten-year battle plan was announced. What’s happened since?
To the untrained eye this moss in the foothills of Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington looks like a natural part of the landscape, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover it holds a nasty little secret.
Our CEO Andrew Cox has been digging deep into Australia’s response mechanisms to dangerous new environmental invaders, and the results should rattle us all.
Often described as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island could soon see the day when it is free of feral deer.
Join us from 6pm on Tuesday 20 March at Monash University’s Clayton Campus in Victoria for a fiery Q&A debate about invasive ants, bugs and other insects.
Bulldoze trees, and you wipe out plants and animals. Introduce a new predator, competitor or disease or let a weed take over can just as effectively send species on the road to extinction.
The wily fox has made it to two of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations – Fraser and South Stradbroke islands. It’s time to launch fully funded eradication programs before the fox becomes entrenched.
The fifth Island Arks Symposium had many important take-home messages, but the one that stood out for our CEO Andrew Cox was that invasive species issues on Pacific islands are becoming ‘agonisingly important’.
Along with land clearing, invasive species are the major threat to wildlife in Queensland. Yet biosecurity has been missing from Queensland election headlines.