Farmers, local government and environment groups are calling on every state, territory and the federal government to fully fund eradication of deadly red fire ants in this year’s budgets.
Farmers and landowners arrived in Sydney with an urgent message for the state government – the deer population in New South Wales is exploding and affecting more of the state than ever before.
US fire ant expert Dr Robert Puckett arrives in Australia today as part of a national tour of Australia to warn the country that it needs to act immediately to get rid of the super pest.
Labor and the Coalition must end their silence on one of the most important long-term issues facing Western Australian voters – eradicating fire ants from Australia.
His unwavering campaign against Australia’s rampant feral cat population has won the country’s Threatened Species Commissioner a Froggatt Award.
Bushwalkers who have scoured Tasmania’s wild southwest coast as part of a ten-year, remote area weeding program have been awarded a national gong for their efforts.
Research confirming Melbourne waterways as breeding grounds for a dangerous new amphibian invader has earned a group of local ecologists a Froggatt Award.
Early Australia Day picnickers suited up in protective clothing to give the country a taste of what’s to come if fire ants are not eradicated.
A secret government report into Australia’s fire ant menace has warned the nation’s agricultural ministers that the nation will suffer billions of dollars in damages to people, business and the environment.
Attacks from fire ants in the US have led to human deaths, but in Australia we still have a chance to eradicate these menacing ants before they get out of control. But the clock is ticking.
Industrial-scale processing of meat harvested from Tasmania’s growing feral deer population would create another barrier to listing deer as a pest species.
The NSW Government is running out of time to declare wild deer, the state’s most urgent feral animal threat, a pest species.
We’ve scored all political parties and independents in the current federal parliament for their performance on 12 key issues surrounding the risks posed by dangerous invasive species.
Announcements by federal political parties to fund the eradication of yellow crazy ants from Queensland’s Wet Tropics rainforests is welcome news, but there’s a worrying shortfall.
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 when they first discovered them…