Our Work

We're protecting Australia's cherished natural places and wildlife from invasive species, one of the top three threats facing our native plants, animals.

Along with climate change and habitat loss, invasive species are one of the top three threats facing Australia’s native plants, wildlife and ecosystems.

We have one of the worst animal extinction records in the world, due mainly to invasive species. We are also notorious for having lost by far the highest number of mammals in recent times, with foxes, cats or rabbits implicated in most of these extinctions.

Our work focuses on strengthening laws and policies to prevent future invasions and better protect the Australian environment against these threats.

Tough biosecurity laws can stop dangerous new invasive species from calling Australia home.

A warming world will favour many weeds and feral animals in Australia, with wilder weather speeding up the pace of invasion.

Feral animals wreak tremendous damage on our wildlife, cats alone kill an estimated 75 million native animals across Australia every night.

These awards recognise major contributions to protecting the Australian natural environment from dangerous new invasive species.

People, wildlife, agriculture, infrastructure – no aspect of our lives is safe from the destructive power of invasive insects.

Islands are critical habitat for around one third of Australia’s threatened animal species but also especially at risk from invasive species.

Often invisible to the naked eye, dangerous invasive pathogens can have a devastating impact on native animals and habitats.

If we want to protect what is most distinctive about Australia, the nature of Australia, we urgently need to address the threats facing facing our most vulnerable native species.

Invasive weeds take an enormous toll on our environment, altering ecosystems and threatening native plants and animals.