The Australian government is stalling on passing a new biosecurity levy that would help keep out major threats like the African swine fever virus.
New plans to re-home a small number of horses out of Kosciuszko National Park will barely make a dint in the growing number of feral horses running rampant in the park.
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…
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…
Feral futures 2051 is the theme of the next Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, which is being held in Melbourne 4-7 May 2020.
The Australian government has drawn up a hit list of overseas environmental invaders we need to keep out of the country.
Feral horse numbers are expanding across the Australian Alps and in parts of Queensland, NT and WA where they cause immense ecological damage. Despite this, governments have been unwilling to reduce horse numbers.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Strengthening environmental biosecurity – stopping new species arriving and establishing and limiting the harm caused by the worst invasive species – must be a priority of the highest order to save Australian species.
Submission to the Australian Senate inquiry into the impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, November 2018.