Resignation of top scientists puts spotlight on refusal to take scientific advice about the environmental disaster that will unfold as a result of Snowy 2.0.
Our joint report with Monash University reveals environmentally destructive ants, bees and wasps could be hitching a ride into Australia on an international bug superhighway.
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…
As long as Australia has weak biosecurity laws dangerous new environmental invaders will continue to steal into our country. They come in many forms, as weedy garden species, hidden in cargo ships or even brought in and sold as ‘pets’. In the invasion timeline below we’ve listed new invasive species we know have been found…
The reality of government decision making is that ministers are influenced by what they think people want. Once a dangerous new invasive species is widespread and established in Australia, people will demand action, but unfortunately by then it is usually too late to make a real difference. We need governments to act while the problem…
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2020
Letter to NSW planning and environment ministers opposing the movement of water from Talbingo Reservoir to Tantangara Reservoir as part of the Snowy 2.0 proposal due to potential impacts from the spread of invasive species.
This report presents the result of surveys conducted by Ecology Australia for the smooth newt during the spring of 2016 in south-east Melbourne to help determine the ongoing persistence and spread of the species.