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.
Industry, farmers, councils and environment groups have made a desperate plea to the prime minister and Queensland premier not to abandon the yellow crazy ant eradication program.
When the NSW Government made the disastrous decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park rather than reducing their numbers we acted quickly, joining forces with several other environment groups to form Reclaim Kosci. Led by Richard and Alison Swain Reclaim Kosci’s main objectives are to: Raise awareness about the impacts of feral horses…
Invasive species have become one of the largest threats facing Australia’s natural environment, but their continued arrival and spread is all too often neglected as a conservation issue. The Froggatt Awards are given to those who have made a major contribution to protecting Australia’s native plants and animals, ecosystems and people from dangerous new invasive…
Highly aggressive yellow crazy ants are listed as one of the top 100 worst invasive species in the world, and sadly, have made it into northern Australia through our ports. Capable of forming super colonies, they threaten our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts. That’s why we’ve joined…
Delegates from Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and Mexico made first ever biosecurity symposium a smashing success.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Our Risks and Pathways Project set out to identify insect species from other countries that, if they ever reach Australia, have the potential to cause great harm to our natural environment.
Submitted: March 2018
National environmental biosecurity roundtables were held in 2016 and 2017. A set of eight recommendations are offered to maximise the value of roundtables for participants and to deepen the relationship between government and the community and environmental sector.
A paper prepared for the Biosecurity Advisory Council (reports to the federal minister for agriculture). This paper outlines the benefits and costs of community engagement in decision-making and policy-setting in environmental biosecurity, assesses the current state of engagement at the national level and makes recommendations for improvement.