Biosecurity

Biosecurity Advisory 08/2024 – Declaration of non-sterile Digitalis species (foxgloves): Tasmanian Government

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania intends to list all sexually reproductive species, sub-species, varieties, hybrids and cultivars of Digitalis species (commonly known as foxgloves). The Declaration seeks to prevent sale and trade of all foxgloves to prevent further spread within Tasmania and prevent the introduction of new […]

New mobile app to record tree pests

A new mobile application, MyPestGuide® Trees, is now available to industry, government, and citizen scientists, empowering them to mitigate the impact of invasive pests and diseases on our forests. The forest, wood and paper products sector is Australia’s sixth largest manufacturing industry. Forestry contributes $9.2 billion to the Australian economy […]

Media Release: $423 billion per year and rising: The cost of invasive species revealed

MEDIA RELEASE $423 billion per year and rising: The cost of invasive species revealed Tuesday 5 September 2023 A landmark global scientific report, released overnight by the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, has found that invasive species cost the global economy over $423 billion every […]