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…
A failure to fully fund the eradication of yellow crazy ants from Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area would unleash unimaginable horror on the region’s residents and wildlife.
$15 million earmarked in the 2016 federal budget to eradicate carp from Australia’s river systems.
The Invasive Species Council welcomed the plan released today to drastically reduce feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park but remains sceptical that it will be difficult to achieve without aerial culling.
Queensland’s run-down biosecurity system must be rebuilt to protect people, the environment and agriculture from future pests and diseases.
The release of a carp-specific herpes virus to knock down Australia’s worst freshwater pest, the European Carp, could be a wasted opportunity unless it is supported by river recovery actions.
Leading conservation organisations are urging the NSW Government to fully implement the recommendations of the NSW Natural Resources Commission’s pest animal management review.
A new partnership between conservation groups is setting out to protect wildlife and restore ecosystems on Australian islands.
There is new hope the Queensland and federal governments will come on board to tackle yellow crazy ants threatening to destroy Australia’s wet tropics rainforests.
Four North Queensland champions have been acknowledged with Froggatt Awards for their exceptional efforts in raising awareness about the threat of yellow crazy ants and helping to eradicate the ant from the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
A coalition of industry and environment groups have come together to call on State and Federal governments to take action against Australia’s worst freshwater aquatic pest, the European carp.
Lampooned for threatening to euthanise actor Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers earlier this year, federal minister Barnaby Joyce has been recognised for defending Australia’s tough quarantine laws.
The rest of Australia must back a long-term plan to help Queensland eradicate vicious red fire ants.