Highly aggressive yellow crazy ants are listed as one of the top 100 worst invasive species in the world, and sadly, have made it into northern Australia through our ports. Capable of forming super colonies, they threaten our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts.
That’s why we’ve joined Townsville City Council in the battle against yellow crazy ants in Queensland’s far north.
Our volunteers Bev Job and Janet Cross are working with local communities to eradicate yellow crazy ants, which have been present in Nome, just south of Townsville, since 2008.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grant program.