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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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Tawny crazy ant - Image Photo: Alex Wild and Ed Le Brun

Invasive insects

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…

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…

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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