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Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!

The Gold Coast will be abuzz with all things biosecurity on 12-13 June 2019, when government, industry and other interested parties unite for the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium.

New tools to fight northern bio-invaders

A team of James Cook University scientists is beginning work on cutting-edge ways to repel biosecurity invaders from Australia’s northern shores.

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Risks and pathways project

Our Risks and Pathways Project set out to identify insect species from other countries that, if they ever reach Australia, have the potential to cause great harm to our natural environment. Australia is already home to more than enough invasive insects. Colonists like red imported fire ants, electric ants, browsing ants, yellow crazy ants, Argentine…

Act now

The reality of government decision making is that ministers are influenced by what they think people want.  Once a dangerous new invasive species is widespread and established in Australia, people will demand action, but unfortunately by then it is usually too late to make a real difference. We need governments to act while the problem…

Froggatt Awards

The Froggatt Awards are named in honour of Australian entomologist Walter Froggatt, who, when the cane toad was released into Australia in the 1930s to control beetle infestations in the sugar cane industry, was a lone voice, lobbying the federal government to exercise caution. At the time Walter wrote that ‘this great toad, immune from…

Feral Herald

Snap a bee, ant or wasp

We’re looking for people to seek out and snap ants, bees and wasps in their neighbourhood. For every QuestaGame find, $1 is donated to the Invasive Species Council.

Cairns Bonantza eco-hunt is on

We’ve teamed up with QuestaGame to launch a month-long ‘BonANTza’ eco-hunt in the Cairns region with great prizes to be won.

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