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More than 2800 insects across the world have been identified as being environmentally destructive once they invade new land, but which ones pose the greatest threats to Australia’s native plants and animals and what are we doing to keep them out? We are already grappling with the huge economic and environmental costs of insects from…

Tawny crazy ant - Image Photo: Alex Wild and Ed Le Brun

Invasive insects

Australia already has more than its fair share of harmful insects that are not native to the country but are causing massive harm to our native plants, animals and ecosystems. Queensland is battling red fire ants through a 10 year, $411 million eradication plan. Yellow crazy ants threaten our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the…

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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…

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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…

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