Category: invasive-vertebrates

Kosciuszko National Park – feral horses removed 2008-19

Revealed: Kosciuszko feral horse program in meltdown

The removal of feral horses from Kosciuszko National Park has come to a complete standstill, new data has revealed, with populations of the destructive animals left uncontrolled. 

Cruise ships are one of several pathways by which new invasive species can reach Norfolk Island. Photo: Thomas Huxley | CC BY-ND 2.0

Norfolk Island rat baiting network and biosecurity project

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…

Case studies

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…

Stealing into Australia: our new pests, year-by-year

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…

Kosciuszko: It’s a park, not a paddock

It’s time to overturn the Berejiklian Government’s decision entrenching destructive feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. Are you in?

Walk to save Kosci from feral horses

A band of avid bushwalkers want you to join them on a mission to Save Kosci from feral horses and walk from Sydney to the top of Mt Kosciuszko. Are you in?

Feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park and damage to sub-alpine bog, Dec 2013. Photo: D Butcher.

Feral horses

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.

Submission to the Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis

Submitted: September 2018
A submission to the Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis that addresses invasive species as extinction drivers, the importance of key threatening processes and island biosecurity and the need for ambition, inspiration, prevention and monitoring.