Feral Herald archives

Before the Feral Herald became a blog it was a good old-fashioned newsletter. Delve into our archives below:

Issue 29, July 2012

  • Wildlife corridor planners cautioned
  • State of the Environment report card
  • Pacific seastar discovered at the Prom
  • Fear factor may increase feral damage
  • Antarctica, the last invasion
  • Looking Back: Quarantine Act 1909
  • Meet our new patron, John Landy
  • Invasives twice as deadly for seabirds

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Issue 28, November 2011

  • Biosecurity: when one size does not fit all
  • Invasive animals research at a crossroads
  • No more KTP listings for invasive species?
  • TAP plan for northern pasture grasses
  • Pigeon virus outbreak
  • Managing exotic fish invasions in Australia

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Issue 27, June 2011

  • Overseas incubators
  • Myrtle rust poses more questions than answers
  • RIRDC bites the bullet
  • Deer damage in our sites
  • Asian honeybees, a national biosecurity risk
  • Cattle and weed spread
  • $4 million fox bounty a waste of tax dollars

 

  • WA turns up the heat on northern palm squirrels
  • Exporting misery when plants for aid turn weedy
  • Frontline stories: Eradicating despoilers of Lord Howe Island

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Issue 26, December 2010

  • Climate crops risk weedy date with destiny
  • Myrtle rust continues its spread
  • Australia’s new biodiversity plan
  • Northern mammals face fire and ferals
  • Down the rabbit hole with our new CEO
  • Ombudsman backs ISC complaint
  • Australian biosecurity should be a team effort
  • Rinderpest delt mortal blow
  • QLD deer strategy released
  • Weed control in Daintree Lowlands

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Issue 25, September 2010

  • Report takes aim at NSW’s creeping peril
  • Fungus threatens nightmare outbreak
  • Koombit tinker frog – assaults on a survivor
  • Top science gong for feral crusader
  • Giant reed fuel for super hot fires
  • Australian islands deserve better protection
  • Exotic species sold online inherently risky
  • Australian biosecurity should be a team effort
  • Kakadu mammals in deadly decline
  • How many invaders are there?
  • Asian house gecko love affair needs rethink
  • How weeds endanger your health

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Issue 24, April 2010

  • Hawke review warns hefty reforms needed
  • Monkey business in Darwin cause for alarm
  • South Australia puts an end to trials of weedy biofuel
  • ISC ready to build on strong track record
  • ‘Salinity solutions’ sow seeds of destruction
  • Feral horses run riot in Australian Alps
  • Weeds a key threatening process
  • Australia’s track record on pest eradication
  • Feline threats: Australia caught cat napping
  • Abbott proposes green army of weeders
  • Abalone virus threatens Victorian industry
  • Sambar deer numbers rising
  • Sometimes it takes a thief to catch a thief

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Double Issue 22-23, October 2009

  • Invasive species blamed for ecological disaster on Christmas Island
  • Shooters’ Party takes pot shot at NSW national parks
  • National debate lifts profile of feral deer threat in Australia
  • QLD declares deer pests
  • NSW hunting council pits spin against science
  • Genetic boosters a shot in the arm for super weeds
  • Invasive species dominate grants
  • No signs of slowing cane toads
  • CRC lands $1.5m for rabbit project
  • Glyphosate resistance spreads
  • Data shows big pig kills barely pack a punch
  • ESC pushes biosecurity reforms
  • QLD eliminates tilapia from private dams
  • Figures reveal size of agricultural footprint
  • Phytophthora gets a stranglehold on WA
  • Draft invasives framework out
  • Online database of marine pests

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Issue 21, April 2009

  • ISC takes climate change and invasive species warning to the world
  • “Fox Stop” no barrier to foxes
  • Hunters, first in conservation?
  • Senate report deafening on invasives
  • Jatropha the “blunder crop”
  • Bushfires spark warning of weedy enemies within
  • Garden escapees on the run
  • Too much risk in new ventures
  • Invasives coalition first task for new team member
  • Europe – a plodder when it comes to pest species
  • Foxes confirmed in Tasmania
  • Exotic species, our new frequent flyers
  • International Biodiversity Day – turning the spotlight on invasives
  • Invasives a major threat to Ramsar wetlands
  • Leaf litter – time to turn over a new leaf
  • Australian snails cop a shell-lacking from weeds and feral animals
  • Weeds centre lands $2.5 million for research
  • States could lose quarantine power

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Issue 20, January 2009

  • Victorian recreational deer hunting mistake
  • NT gamba ban
  • No to bumblebees
  • Hunting deal for new reserves
  • Crazy ant update
  • Asian honeybee battle
  • Quarantine report out
  • Federal Act weak on invasives
  • Tilapia threat to Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Mosquitofish or Plague Minnow?
  • Invasives threaten a third of rare birds
  • Worms away
  • Overview of marine invasives
  • High invasion rates
  • Weeds keep going… & going
  • New federal money for control

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Issue 19, September 2008

  • Savannah cat ban
  • ISC weed book
  • Crazy ants
  • Grant givers
  • ISC alone
  • Qld biosecurity review
  • Federal EPBC review
  • Salinity project
  • Asian honeybees
  • What deer do
  • Brine shrimp
  • New weed guide
  • Phythphthora dieback
  • Aquatic invasions & climate
  • Trade & invasives
  • Botanic gardens
  • Wildlife research special

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Issue 18, July 2008

  • QLD bans gamba
  • Quarantine enquiry
  • Savannah cats
  • Fodder follies
  • Climate change and invasive species report
  • Northern Territory failings
  • Queensland state of invasives
  • Victoria avoids reforms
  • Weeds CRC
  • Flora database
  • Drought weed
  • Australian mammals
  • Weed costs
  • Christmas Island plan
  • Indian ringnecks
  • Global strategy
  • New bee
  • New bird list
  • Fire ants

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Issue 17, February 2008

  • Biofuels in the spotlight
  • Jatropha plans revealed
  • Gamba grass update
  • Horses for courses
  • Crazy ant hopes rise
  • Weeds CRC future
  • Arowana rejected
  • Climate change and weeds
  • Cane toads
  • Ant nomination
  • Deer threat listing
  • Threatening our trees
  • Climate change and allergenic weeds

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Issue 16, September 2007

  • Gamba grass, a looming national disaster?
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Crazy ant progress
  • President moves on
  • Introducing Steve Mathews
  • Warning about biofuels
  • The weedy truth about biofuels
  • Invasive fungus
  • A focus on banteng
  • Know your ant
  • Pest or guest
  • Macquarie Island success
  • Asian honeybees
  • Aussie moth in California

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Issue 15, April 2007

  • ISC begins tramp ant campaign
  • Biosecurity mergers
  • Macquarie Island rabbits
  • Weeds after the Tsunami
  • Camels in NSW
  • Objecting to Asian arowana
  • Shipping containers
  • Ants on Ashmore
  • Rock snot
  • Quarantine on Mars
  • Turbina goes wild in Qld

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Issue 14, January  2007

  • Peak weed body killed
  • Weed Risk Assessment loophole closed
  • State of the Environment Report
  • Christmas Island crazy ant update
  • Pastures as weeds
  • Weeds and catchments
  • Bitou bush research
  • Weed Society seminar
  • Biosecurity Queensland
  • Pests and birds
  • Bumblebees
  • Biofuels

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Issue 13, August 2006

  • Tramp ants – our worst pests?
  • Director’s report
  • 2006 ISC award
  • Biofuels: not so green
  • Bumblebees update
  • Argentinian bumblebees
  • Sika deer
  • Cecropia felled
  • Genetic engineered weed

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Issue 11-12, May 2006

  • Bumblebee action call
  • ISC CD launch
  • Tropical grassy weeds
  • Aid for ailing frogs
  • Qld campaigning
  • Collared doves rejected
  • Starfish ousted
  • Precautionary principle
  • Hymenachne
  • Ferret fears
  • Aconophora

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Issue 10, August 2005

  • New ISC director
  • Annual General Meeting 2005
  • Siam weed national survey
  • National hymenachne management group
  • Tiger mosquito
  • Global Warming and pests
  • Flies ousted from Antarctica
  • Collared doves

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Issue 9, March 2005

  • Win on weed risk assessment
  • Cecropia to be banned
  • ISC wins funding for campaigner
  • Garden weeds jumping the fence
  • Senate inquiry report
  • Feral antelope
  • ISC Froggatt Award 2004 – Seastar Team
  • Invasive species forum
  • Marine threat
  • Precautionary principle project

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Issue 8, September 2004

  • SPECIAL ISSUE on Weed Risk Assessment and the failure of the national import quarantine process

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Issue 7, August 2004

  • Senate submission
  • Fire ant update
  • Tilapia win
  • Pests are costly
  • How many weeds?
  • Attack of the pines!
  • Aconophora update
  • Ferrets in Queensland
  • Invading turtles
  • Review of email information services

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Issue 6, March 2004

  • Spotlight on cecropia
  • Inaugural ISC awards
  • Lantana bug escapes
  • Ballast invaders
  • Senate inquiry
  • New Bird Atlas

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Issue 5, December 2003

  • The year in review
  • Escapes from zoos
  • Marine invaders
  • Protecting the Subantarctic
  • Global biodiversity forum

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Issue 4, July 2003

  • Bumblebees and native bees
  • Democrats invasive species bill
  • Weed risk assessment update
  • Court action over olive hymenachne
  • Tramp ants
  • Bushland friendly nurseries

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Issue 3, April 2003

  • Gaping holes in weed screen
  • Tilapia
  • New shrew
  • Ballast
  • Fouled hulls
  • Marine database
  • Weed alert
  • Sandbox tree
  • National weeds conference

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Issue 2, December 2002

  • New salt-tolerant grass proposed
  • Tilapia in the Gulf
  • Foxes in Tassie
  • Prolific flowers equals prolific weeds
  • 13th annual weeds festival

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Issue 1, September 2002

  • What is the ISC?
  • Profiles of committee members

 

  • New toad intercepted
  • Wet tropics weeds top 500

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