Our joint report with Monash University reveals environmentally destructive ants, bees and wasps could be hitching a ride into Australia on an international bug superhighway.
The long-time host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis, will be the official MC of the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium.
If Australians are to protect what is most distinctive about this country – our unique plants, animals and ecological communities – we urgently need to overcome the key threats facing them. At least 100 species unique to Australia have been lost since 1788 and thousands more are on a path to extinction. About 1800 species…
More than 2800 insects across the world have been identified as being environmentally destructive once they invade new land, but which ones pose the greatest threats to Australia’s native plants and animals and what are we doing to keep them out? We are already grappling with the huge economic and environmental costs of insects from…
Australia already has more than its fair share of harmful insects that are not native to the country but are causing massive harm to our native plants, animals and ecosystems. Queensland is battling red fire ants through a 10 year, $411 million eradication plan. Yellow crazy ants threaten our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the…
Our work is and always will be about stopping the invasion and spread of hostile weeds, pest animals and diseases that threaten our natural environment. It’s our core business. You can see it in the critical role we played during the bushfire crisis, leading calls for recovery efforts to focus on protecting our wildlife from…
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the need to act hard and fast when new diseases emerge, the same approach has to be taken on invasive species.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
An investigation into which insects overseas represent the greatest risks for Australia and how they could arrive here.
Submitted: October 2019
The Invasive Species Council supports the development of an interim national priority list of exotic environmental pests and diseases as the first step in developing a more comprehensive list of environmental biosecurity risks for Australia.