Global Tag: red fire ants

Australia has so far failed to prevent and eradicate dangerous and costly red imported fire ants.

Red imported fire ants

A fact sheet with information about red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and the serious threat posed to Australia’s environment, agriculture and way of life.

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Feral animals

The cane toad (Bufo marinus) is continuing its invasion of northern Australia. In 2001 it reached Kakadu National Park, many years ahead of expectations. All of

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Eradicating Red Imported Fire Ants: too devastating to fail

The fire ant was first recorded in Australia in 2001, just before ISC formed. Tim Low, author of Feral Future and joint founder of ISC, described the ant then as the ‘nastiest of eco-villains’. If unchecked, it could cover all of our tropical north and vast areas of coastal Australia.

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