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20,000 Kosciuszko horses face bushfire threat

The failure to control exploding numbers of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park raises serious animal welfare issues as the park comes under threat from bushfire.

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Threats to Nature Project Manager

Position: ‘Threats to Nature’ Project Manager Reports to: CEO Basis: Part time (2dpw, possibility of additional days per week dependant on funding) Location: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne (willing to consider alternative locations for outstanding applications) Duration: Two-year contract, with extension possible Salary range: $70-82,000 pa pro rata depending on skills and experience Job description The project…

Reclaim Kosci

When the NSW Government made the disastrous decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park rather than reducing their numbers we acted quickly, joining forces with several other environment groups to form Reclaim Kosci. Led by Richard and Alison Swain Reclaim Kosci’s main objectives are to: Raise awareness about the impacts of feral horses…

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…

Feral Herald

Environmental biosecurity chief delivers

Australia’s first Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer has been in place for a year, so now is a good time to review the success of the position.

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Hunt letter supporting EHA

Environment Health Australia

Environmental biosecurity – the protection of our natural environment from harmful exotic weeds, pests and diseases – requires much more attention than it currently receives.

Two government-industry bodies, Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia, have been working for many years to keep crop and livestock industries safe from new invasive species.

That is why we have launched ‘Keeping Nature Safe’, a proposal for the establishment of Environment Health Australia, a national body dedicated to environmental biosecurity. It would bring together major participants in environmental biosecurity, effectively involve the community sector, and foster collaboration in tackling some of Australia ’s most pressing and challenging environmental threats.

Environmental Health Australia would take up the challenge of keeping our incredible natural heritage, native plants and wildlife safe from new and emerging invasive species.

A large male red deer in the Grampians. Photo: Steve Morvell

Feral deer

Feral deer are probably Australia’s worst emerging pest problem, causing damage to the natural environment and agricultural businesses.

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