Global Category: community effort

Engaging the community sector on environmental biosecurity

Engaging the community sector on environmental biosecurity – Nov 2012

A paper prepared for the Biosecurity Advisory Council (reports to the federal minister for agriculture). This paper outlines the benefits and costs of community engagement in decision-making and policy-setting in environmental biosecurity, assesses the current state of engagement at the national level and makes recommendations for improvement.

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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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Big Green Island rat eradication team.

Froggatt Awards 2020

In 2020 our Froggatt Awards recognised outstanding achievements in the fight to protect Australia’s native plants and animals from invasive species.

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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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Case Studies

These case studies illustrate the need for Australia to prevent the establishment of new invasive species in the country.

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Feral deer are probably Australia’s worst emerging pest problem, causing damage to the natural environment and agricultural businesses. Photo: Diana Parkhouse | Pixabay

Feral deer

Feral deer are probably Australia’s worst emerging pest problem, causing damage to the natural environment and agricultural businesses.

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