Volunteer firefighter and wildlife carer calls for all-out attack on feral animals in fire zones scorched by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
Efforts to save Australian wildlife from the impacts of catastrophic bushfires will fail unless the control of foxes, feral cats, horses and deer are a major part of wildlife disaster recovery plans, the Invasive Species Council warned today.
The failure to control exploding numbers of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park raises serious animal welfare issues as the park comes under threat from bushfire.
This year’s national Froggatt Awards, which are named in honour of the man who warned Australia of the dangers of releasing the cane toad into the country, have been announced.
Local land owners are having a real impact in the fight against feral animals and weeds as part of a pioneering scheme run by Queensland’s Southern Downs Regional Council.
New survey data on the number of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park has shocked conservationists, scientists, tourism operators and former park managers.
The red fire ant, one of the world’s worst invasive species, has just been found in the Fremantle port area.
The Australian government is stalling on passing a new biosecurity levy that would help keep out major threats like the African swine fever virus.
New plans to re-home a small number of horses out of Kosciuszko National Park will barely make a dint in the growing number of feral horses running rampant in the park.
NSW will remove the protected game status for feral deer on private land across the state, bringing it into line with every other state but Victoria and Tasmania. Deer will be treated like other pest animals such as feral rabbits, foxes, goats and pigs.
Moves to allow gun licence owners to shoot feral deer on private property would cut red tape for farmers.
Horse removal from Kosciuszko National Park has stopped for a second year in a row due to a surprise intervention by NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, this week.
With the number of pest and disease threats that could enter our country rapidly growing, last week biosecurity champions from across Australia and overseas came together to form Australia’s first biosecurity collective.
Legal advice confirms the federal government may have the power to block the NSW government’s flawed plan to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park.
The feral horse population in Kosciuszko National Park has risen dramatically since all horse control was halted in the park 20 months ago.