The Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce is recruiting locals to join its push to rid Billabong Sanctuary of one of the world’s top 100 worst invasive species.
The Queensland invasive species scorecard released today shows that the Greens, then Labor have the strongest commitment to protecting the sunshine state from ferals, weeds and pests.
Some of the biggest threats to wildlife recovering from the Australian bushfires will come from feral animals, including foxes and cats thriving in the aftermath of the fires.
The future of the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program has been locked in with the Queensland Government locking in $9 million in funding to the project.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: July 2017
A joint submission to the draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2017-22 by the Invasive Species Council, Queensland Conservation Council and Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. The strategy is broadly endorsed but argues for a greater emphasis on environmental biosecurity and recognition of the limited capacity of the conservation sector.
Eradicating red imported fire ants will be not only a major technical and scientific challenge but a governance one as well. The effectiveness of governance could make the difference between success and failure.