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Careful where you tread! Pseudoscleropodium purum is an invasive moss that reproduces by fragmentation, making it easy to spread.

A cautious bushcarer gathers no moss

To the untrained eye this moss in the foothills of Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington looks like a natural part of the landscape, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover it holds a nasty little secret.

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.

Tasmanian bumblebee decision defies the evidence

A Senate environment committee that endorsed the commercial use of Tasmanian feral bumblebees seemed oblivious to the serious impacts this invasive species can cause.

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Submission to draft Tasmanian Biosecurity Bill

Submitted: June 2017
This submission to the draft Tasmanian biosecurity legislation provides 25 recommendations ranging from suggestions that in environmental biosecurity matters the Environment Minister be consulted through to requiring a general biosecurity duty.