The dumping of a proposed import levy is a huge setback for Australia’s biosecurity system.
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.
If Australians are to protect what is most distinctive about this country – our unique plants, animals and ecological communities – we urgently need to overcome the key threats facing them. At least 100 species unique to Australia have been lost since 1788 and thousands more are on a path to extinction. About 1800 species…
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…
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…
Australia’s native lizards and snakes at huge risk from a slew of weeds, foxes, cats, feral deer, wolf snakes and other pest species.
Fast action to eradicate yellow crazy ants from Lismore has been recognised at this year’s Australian Biosecurity Awards.
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
An investigation into which insects overseas represent the greatest risks for Australia and how they could arrive here.
Submitted: October 2019
The Invasive Species Council supports the development of an interim national priority list of exotic environmental pests and diseases as the first step in developing a more comprehensive list of environmental biosecurity risks for Australia.