Volunteer firefighter and wildlife carer calls for all-out attack on feral animals in fire zones scorched by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
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.
If Australians are to protect what is most distinctive about this country – our unique plants, animals and ecological communities – we urgently need to overcome the key threats facing them. At least 100 species unique to Australia have been lost since 1788 and thousands more are on a path to extinction. About 1800 species…
Once the smoke clears from Australia’s bushfires the emergency facing our wildlife will not end. Injured and sick native animals will be sitting ducks for feral cats and foxes. Their homes and what little food remains will be trampled and eaten up by hard-hooved feral deer, horses, pigs and goats. One of the most effective…
Australia’s fire ant infestation is a national issue and needs powerful voices from across the country to call on every state, territory and the federal government to fully fund their eradication. Already the National Farmers’ Federation, AgForce, Local Government NSW, Victorian National Parks Association and the Nature Conservation Council have signed our open letter calling…
Australian Senate inquiry told feral deer are a destructive, invasive feral pest species that are multiplying out of control.
Australia has to be ready to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic and a jobs-rich conservation and land management program could be just the ticket.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2020
Australia’s system for abating major threats to biodiversity: A Priority for reform of the EPBC Act. A joint submission by the Invasive Species Council and Bush Heritage Australia.
An investigation into which insects overseas represent the greatest risks for Australia and how they could arrive here.