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The Invasive Species Council has produced a range of fact sheets on weeds, pest animals and environmental diseases in Australia.

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Stray cat hiding in the grass. Photo: Sean Paul Kinnear | Unsplash

The impact of cats in Australia

Domestic cats were introduced to Australia with the First Fleet in 1788. They are now one of the most damaging invasive species worldwide, and in Australia have been a major driver of mammal extinctions.
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Tropical fire ant workers measure between 1 and 5mm and attack any intruder that disturbs their nest. Photo: April Nobile, from www.AntWeb.org

Tropical fire ants

Probably introduced into Australia by early European settlers tropical fire ants are highly aggressive and attack any intruder who disturbs their nest.
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Yellow crazy ants in Australia

Yellow crazy ants are a highly aggressive tramp ant from south-east Asia that made it into Australia through our ports. In a suitable climate, such as the Queensland Wet Tropics, they can form “super colonies” that cover vast areas and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts.
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Bumblebees in Tasmania – pollination push

Former Palmer United senator Jacquie Lambie is backing a push to allow Tasmanian tomato growers to use feral bumblebees as pollinators in glasshouses. The move is seen as a first step in introducing bumblebees to mainland Australia, where they could threaten native bee populations and other insects as well as help spread weeds.
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Australia has so far failed to prevent and eradicate dangerous and costly red imported fire ants.

Red imported fire ants

A fact sheet with information about red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and the serious threat posed to Australia's environment, agriculture and way of life.
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Recreational hunting NSW: claims v facts

Invasive animals, particularly foxes, cats, rabbits and rats, have caused most of Australia’s animal extinctions and imperil many more species. Hardhoofed feral herbivores like goats and deer damage wildlife habitats and threaten many rare plants. How to control feral animals effectively and humanely to protect native species and ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges […]
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Yellow crazy ant taskforce

Our Townsville yellow crazy ant taskforce is in the front foot against these invasive ants.