The following weed and pest species pose significant threat to ACT's plants, animals and fungi. They are capable of invading and degrading native ecosystems. They are yet to become well established either in ACT as a whole or in particular parts of the Territory. Early detection of new outbreaks will help us eradicate these plants or pests from the ACT or key habitats.
With sharp woody thorns the size of daggers and this is very nasty weed. Capable of forming dense thickets along waterways, it is a weedy nightmare that we definately don't want. A few plants have been removed from the LowerMolonglo Nature Reserve, while some not so bright landscape architects still... Continue reading
Coolatai grass was recently found along Brindabella road andwe need your help to find any further outbreaks. Cooatai is a drought, herbicideand fire tolerant tussock grass from Africa. It is a major weed in northern NSW and it is capable of smoothering the understorey of our regions woodlands and gr... Continue reading
The red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is not native to Australia and is considered both an environmental and agricultural pest, as it competes with local native birds for food and predates on small reptiles and insects. It was recently confirmed as being seen near the Lanyon Shopping Centre.... Continue reading
European wasps are aggressive hunters of insects and spiders, which they feed to their larvae. The adults themselves eat pollen, nectar, other carbohydrates and secretions produced by their young. This wasp out-competes native species for food resources as well as virtually depleting an area of its ... Continue reading
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