Habitat loss is often assumed to be the main threatening process in Australia. This compilation of evidence demonstrates that invasive species are the main threat facing Australias declining mammals and frogs and, along with habitat loss and potentially climate change, represents one of the three main threats to biodiversity.
A new report reveals that feral animals and diseases introduced into Australia pose a greater ongoing threat to the nation’s most vulnerable native animals than habitat loss.
Lampooned for threatening to euthanise actor Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers earlier this year, federal minister Barnaby Joyce has been recognised for defending Australia’s tough quarantine laws.
The proposed new direction is unclear, despite the value of underpinning concepts of coordination and collaboration. The paper either signifies an exciting new era or government retreat from all but a few popular causes.
More than 5.7 million bats have died in North America since 2006 from white nose syndrome (WNS), a disease caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans.
The report by the Australian Biosecurity Group proposes a framework to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity shield to protect us from weeds, pests and diseases consisting of ten elements.