Invasive Species in Australia

Australia is home to many plants and animals that have been introduced since European settlement. Some of these have become invasive – they have spread and multiplied to the point where they have damaged the environment, threatened the continued existence of native plants and animals, or create significant problems for agriculture. Invasive animals, often called feral animals, and invasive plants or ‘weeds’ are one of the biggest environmental problems facing Australia today. The Australian government, working with the states and territories, is supporting research and developing management plans to reduce the impacts of invasive species on Australia’s native plants and animals and on agriculture.

Author Department of Environment and Heritage
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Department of Environment and Water Resources
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Region Australia - national