Category: weeds

Media releases

Bushfire and ferals a recipe for disaster

Efforts to save Australian wildlife from the impacts of catastrophic bushfires will fail unless the control of foxes, feral cats, horses and deer are a major part of wildlife disaster recovery plans, the Invasive Species Council warned today.

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Happy and George need you to care after the bushfires

Once the smoke clears from Australia’s bushfires the emergency facing our wildlife will not end. Injured and sick native animals will be sitting ducks for feral cats and foxes. Their homes and what little food remains will be trampled and eaten up by hard-hooved feral deer, horses, pigs and goats. One of the most effective…

Froggatt Awards 2018

Invasive species have become one of the largest threats facing Australia’s natural environment, but their continued arrival and spread is all too often neglected as a conservation issue. The Froggatt Awards are given to those who have made a major contribution to protecting Australia’s native plants and animals, ecosystems and people from dangerous new invasive…

Stealing into Australia: our new pests, year-by-year

As long as Australia has weak biosecurity laws dangerous new environmental invaders will continue to steal into our country. They come in many forms, as weedy garden species, hidden in cargo ships or even brought in and sold as ‘pets’. In the invasion timeline below we’ve listed new invasive species we know have been found…

Feral Herald

Kirsha Kaechele has created an intriguing, challening and thought-provoking book about how we deal with invasive species. Photo: Mona Rémi Chauvin, Courtesy Mona Museum of Old and New Art

Eat the problem

A stunning new book by Kirsha Kaechele begs the question, can we see invasive species as not just a problem to be exterminated, but also as a potential asset?

Projects

Get involved

In 2013 we carried out a national survey of organisations helping to protect their local areas from weeds and other invasive species. We’ve used the survey results to assemble a national directory to help you find a group where you can get your hands dirty.

Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions

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.