Category: risks-pathways

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New biosecurity collective ready for action

With the number of pest and disease threats that could enter our country rapidly growing, last week biosecurity champions from across Australia and overseas came together to form Australia’s first biosecurity collective.

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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: Invasive insects

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…

Cruise ships are one of several pathways by which new invasive species can reach Norfolk Island. Photo: Thomas Huxley | CC BY-ND 2.0

Norfolk Island rat baiting network and biosecurity project

In late 2016 the Invasive Species Council and Island Conservation, working with the local community, began a project on Norfolk Island to better control existing invasive pests and prevent the introduction of new potential pest species. The project had two objectives: Controlling rodents and ants The first was to help the Norfolk Island community protect…

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Coronavirus: Our work is more important than ever

Global efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus are disrupting everybody’s lives but, despite the challenges, we are determined to continue with our important work.

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.

Environmental biosecurity chief delivers

Australia’s first Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer has been in place for a year, so now is a good time to review the success of the position.

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