Category: eradication

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Australia’s dirty dozen named and shamed

Our ‘dirty dozen’ is a list of some of the most dangerous overseas plants and animals to have evaded Australia’s environmental border controls.

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Case studies

Our case studies of dangerous invasive species that have made it into Australia or are likely to arrive illustrate the need for changes in how Australia prevents the establishment of new invasive species. The case studies are made up of our ‘dirty dozen’, 12 dangerous invasive species that have made it past Australia’s border controls…

Eradication of red fire ants from Australia: Statement of concern

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…

Dr Robert Puckett

Dr Robert Puckett in Australia

Dr Robert Puckett works in the southern United States and is at the forefront of the fight against invasive ants like the red fire ant. He is an Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist at Texas A&M University. His dissertation work addressed innovations in fire ant bio control, winning national recognition from the Entomological Society of…

Feral Herald

Fire ant fighters forge ahead

Australia’s fight against fire ants reached a watershed moment in 2017 when a ten-year battle plan was announced. What’s happened since?

Skin secretions produced by smooth newts could prove deadly to native birds in Melbourne’s suburbs. Photo: John Beniston (CC BY-SA 3.0)

NEBRA: Are our best defences only paper thin?

Our CEO Andrew Cox has been digging deep into Australia’s response mechanisms to dangerous new environmental invaders, and the results should rattle us all.

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Island conservation

Australia has more than 8300 islands, ranging in size from Tasmania to small rock stacks. These islands play a vital and unique role in the conservation of Australia’s native plants and animals. Many island species are found nowhere else. In some cases islands are the last refuge for species extinct on the Australian mainland. For…

Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions

Submission to the Review of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA)

Submitted: March 2017
This submission seeks the automatic triggering of NEBRA for priority organisms, majority instead of consensus decision-making, an emergency response fund, meaningful involvement of environmental stakeholders and environment departments, increased transparency, application of the precautionary principle and removal of the requirement for eradications to be cost beneficial.