Category: community-effort

Media releases

New biosecurity collective ready for action

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.

Victoria’s cactus warriors honoured

They’ve lured Work for the Dole crews, the local footy club and even prison labourers into their scheme to rid invasive wheel cactus from their part of Victoria, and now a little community group in central Victoria has received a national Froggatt Award

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Reclaim Kosci

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…

Froggatt Awards 2017

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…

Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce

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…

Feral Herald

Rally for Kosci

Join us on Thursday, August 22 when the NSW Parliament debates the impacts of feral horses on Kosciuszko National Park.

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Get involved

In 2013 we carried out a national survey of organisations helping to protect their local areas from weeds and other invasive species. We’ve used the survey results to assemble a national directory to help you find a group where you can get your hands dirty.

Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions

Feedback on environmental biosecurity roundtables

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.

Engaging the community sector on environmental biosecurity

Engaging the community sector on environmental biosecurity – Nov 2012

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.