A plan to turn everyone in NSW into a ‘Biosecurity Warrior’ has landed a national environment award. “The Biosecurity Warrior campaign has won a national Froggatt Award for taking a fun, interactive approach to spreading the message that we all need to play a role in biosecurity”.
A band of avid bushwalkers who organised a protest walk all the way from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko this year have won an annual Froggatt Award.
The Froggatt Awards are named in honour of Australian entomologist Walter Froggatt, who, when the cane toad was released into Australia in the 1930s to control beetle infestations in the sugar cane industry, was a lone voice, lobbying the federal government to exercise caution. At the time Walter wrote that ‘this great toad, immune from…