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Invasive species, pathway and site diagram.

Risks and pathways project

In January 2017 the Invasive Species Council and Monash University School of Biological Sciences, with support from the Ian Potter Foundation, began an environmental biosecurity risks and pathways project. The two-and-a-half-year project is to develop a national priority list of potential insect and plant disease invaders that could harm the natural environment, and identify their likely pathways of arrival…

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

Feral deer could occupy nearly all of Australia

New research has found that almost nowhere in Australia is safe from growing feral deer numbers, with future mapping showing the animals could occupy most of the continent, including the interior.

Pest conference illustrates vital role of research and early action

Last year the New Zealand government announced plans to be predator free by 2050, a challenging concept for the many Australians gathered at the Australasian Vertebrate Pest Management Conference, which was held in Canberra earlier this month. Held every three years the conference highlighted the work being done on pests in Australia. It also demonstrated the need for…

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Invasive species – national priorities 2016

Seven national priorities for invasive species reform that deliver long-term cost savings, stem biodiversity losses and enhance agricultural productivity.