Global Category: community effort

Mathew Warren works for Queensland's Southern Downs Regional Council, which won a 2019 Froggatt Award for their pioneering and innovative Invasive Pest Control Scheme that rewards landholders for undertaking pest and weed management.

Froggatt Awards 2019

Our 2019 Froggatt Awards recognised outstanding achievements, including a young man who saved the NSW town of Lismore from invasion by yellow crazy ants.

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A volunteer clears out gorse with the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare group.

Volunteer

We’ve compiled a list of Bushcare, Landcare and Coastcare groups across Australia to help you connect with locals working on weeds.

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Jon Marsden-Smedley and Chris Arthur from Tasmania's Sea Spurge Action Teams receive their Froggatt Award at Lower Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 2017. Photo: John Sampson

Froggatt Awards

The Froggatt Awards recognise major contributions to protecting the Australian natural environment from weeds and feral animals.

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Myrtle rust infecting Agonis flexuosa. Photo: NSW Department of Industry & Innovation

Myrtle rust

In April 2010 a new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia’s ecology was detected in NSW. Australia was caught off-guard in responding to this new incursion.

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Fire ants. Photo: Mikhail Vasilyev | Unsplash

Invasive ants

People, wildlife, agriculture, infrastructure – no aspect of our lives is safe from the destructive power of invasive ants now found in Australia.

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