Pest plants and animals

Pest plants (weeds) and animals are those that are not native to Australia or a specific region (it surprises many people that even some of Australia’s native plants and animals become pests in places they don’t belong).

Controlling weeds and pest animals costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year. Left uncontrolled, pests can completely overtake natural and agricultural areas resulting in loss of profits and long-term damage to our landscape and native plants and animals.

FBA works with universities, government departments, local councils, volunteer groups and landholders to remove and control pests, as well as look after the broader landscape to prevent them spreading. We also teach people how they can help prevent spreading pest plants and animals in our region.

You can find out more about them here:

Volunteer group removes 500kg of weeds in one weekend

Posted on February 28th, 2019

Last weekend, a group of 18 dedicated volunteers from North […]

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Weevils: the biocontrol measure for weeds in the Fitzroy

Posted on September 13th, 2018

They may not look like much, but these fingernail-sized weevils […]

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eDNA tests return encouraging results in tilapia numbers across the Fitzroy Basin

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Highly specialised testing undertaken by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) […]

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