Early Australia Day picnickers suited up in protective clothing to give the country a taste of what’s to come if fire ants are not eradicated.
Announcements by federal political parties to fund the eradication of yellow crazy ants from Queensland’s Wet Tropics rainforests is welcome news, but there’s a worrying shortfall.
A kick of the footy, a game of back yard cricket and even the Aussie BBQ would be at risk if Australian state and federal governments fail to adequately fund a national fire ant eradication program, the Invasive Species Council warned today. “The US failed to eradicate red fire ants when they first discovered them…
We led the call for governments across the country to fully fund the complete eradication of red fire ants from Australia. Now we look at how the program can get the job done.
A locally-led campaign to eradicate yellow crazy ants has resulted in native wildlife finally returning to wet tropics rainforest just north of Cairns.