The Townsville Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce is recruiting locals to join its push to rid Billabong Sanctuary of one of the world’s top 100 worst invasive species.
Tassie author Nic Gill has been awarded one of our Froggatt Awards for her extraordinary book Animal Eco-Warriors.
Our case studies of dangerous invasive species that have made it into Australia or are likely to arrive illustrate the need for changes in how Australia prevents the establishment of new invasive species. The case studies are made up of our ‘dirty dozen’, 12 dangerous invasive species that have made it past Australia’s border controls…
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…
Invasive ants are bad news for Australia. Increasing global trade has led to the unintended transport of ants across the world. Some of these foreign ants, also called ‘tramp ants’, can create co-operative super colonies with destructive impacts unlike anything seen in Australia before. Even in low numbers these ants hurt people, wildlife, agriculture and…
We’ve joined Townsville City Council in the battle against yellow crazy ants in Queensland’s far north. Our new community coordinator Yvette Williams talks about what’s at risk.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Yellow crazy ants are a highly aggressive tramp ant from south-east Asia that made it into Australia through our ports. In a suitable climate, such as the Queensland Wet Tropics, they can form “super colonies” that cover vast areas and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts.
A submission consisting of 15 case studies that form an attachment to the primary submission to the Senate inquiry into preventing new invasive species.