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.
We’ve joined Townsville City Council in the battle against yellow crazy ants in Queensland’s far north. Our new community coordinator Yvette Williams talks about what’s at risk.
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.