Volunteer firefighter and wildlife carer calls for all-out attack on feral animals in fire zones scorched by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Some of the biggest threats to wildlife recovering from the Australian bushfires will come from feral animals, including foxes and cats thriving in the aftermath of the fires.
The Australian government has drawn up a hit list of overseas environmental invaders we need to keep out of the country.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2016
The Queensland Weed and Pest Animal Strategy can be significantly strengthened to maximise the effectiveness of invasive species control and management under the new Act.
Seven national priorities for invasive species reform that deliver long-term cost savings, stem biodiversity losses and enhance agricultural productivity.
The Invasive Species Council endorses most of the objectives and actions outlined in this comprehensive draft plan. The plan is mostly clear and succinct.