Global Tag: red fire ants

Fire ant menace could spell end of the backyard barbie

A kick of the footy, a game of back yard cricket and even the Aussie BBQ would be at risk if Australian state and federal governments fail to adequately fund a national fire ant eradication program, the Invasive Species Council warned today. “The US failed to eradicate red fire ants

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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 the toads in Australia are descended from 102 toads collected in Hawaii in 1935. The Hawaiian toads came originally from Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican

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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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