Tassie author Nic Gill has been awarded one of our Froggatt Awards for her extraordinary book Animal Eco-Warriors.
Our ‘dirty dozen’ is a list of some of the most dangerous overseas plants and animals to have evaded Australia’s environmental border controls.
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…
The NSW Government decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park at the expense of some of our most vulnerable native plants and animals flies in the face of science and common sense.
The most recent state of Australia’s environment report was tabled in Federal Parliament last year to limited fanfare. For invasive species it paints a grim future.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submission: April 2018
A joint submission with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW that provides 16 detailed recommendations to strengthen the draft regional pest animal plans and reduce the impacts of pest animals in NSW.
This report presents the result of surveys conducted by Ecology Australia for the smooth newt during the spring of 2016 in south-east Melbourne to help determine the ongoing persistence and spread of the species.
Habitat loss is often assumed to be the main threatening process in Australia. This compilation of evidence demonstrates that invasive species are the main threat facing Australias declining mammals and frogs and, along with habitat loss and potentially climate change, represents one of the three main threats to biodiversity.