Global Category: invasive invertebrates

Gamba grass has been found in Kakadu. Photo: Pen Ash | Pixabay

Gamba grass

Gamba grass was declared a weed by both the Queensland and Northern Territory governments thanks to our efforts.

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Blackberry. Photo: Matthew Baker

Weedy garden escapees

The majority of Australia’s weeds have been introduced deliberately, and most of them have escaped from gardens (garden escapees), doing terrible damage to our natural environment.

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Pampas grass. Photo: Kirt-Edblom | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A safe list to stop new weeds

To combat Australia’s worsening weed problem, the most important reform for weed prevention would be new laws to create a list of safe plant species that can be sold and moved in each state and territory.

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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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Swabbing a frog for chytrid fungus.

What are pathogens?

Pathogens, known to most people as germs, are viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease when they infect other organisms.

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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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Is hunting conservation?

Funding recreational hunting as a primary method of control is a waste of taxpayers’ money. At best, hunters can supplement more effective methods of feral animal control.

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Feral horses

Feral horse numbers are expanding across the Australian Alps and other parts of the country, causing immense ecological damage.

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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 cat illustration

Reclaim Kosci

Reclaim Kosci Our Work  |  Feral Animals Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. When the NSW Government made the disastrous decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park rather than reducing their numbers we acted quickly, joining

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