Plans by a re-elected Tasmanian Liberal government to allow recreational deer hunting in world heritage national parks will have little effect on slowing the spread of feral deer.
Tassie author Nic Gill has been awarded one of our Froggatt Awards for her extraordinary book Animal Eco-Warriors.
In late 2016 the Invasive Species Council and Island Conservation, working with the local community, began a project on Norfolk Island to better control existing invasive pests and prevent the introduction of new potential pest species. The project had two objectives: Controlling rodents and ants The first was to help the Norfolk Island community protect…
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 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…
Australia’s fight against fire ants reached a watershed moment in 2017 when a ten-year battle plan was announced. What’s happened since?
Along with land clearing, invasive species are the major threat to wildlife in Queensland. Yet biosecurity has been missing from Queensland election headlines.
The cane toad (Bufo marinus) is continuing its invasion of northern Australia. In 2001 it reached Kakadu National Park, many years ahead of expectations. All of the toads in Australia are descended from 102 toads collected in Hawaii in 1935. The Hawaiian toads came originally from Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican toads from Barbados, and the…
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Eradicating red imported fire ants will be not only a major technical and scientific challenge but a governance one as well. The effectiveness of governance could make the difference between success and failure.
The final report of the independent review panel commissioned by the Agriculture Ministers’ Forum that reviewed the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program and outlined options for achieving eradication of red fire ants from south east Queensland.