Cane toads are on the march, but new genetic research could slow them down.
New genetic knowledge about cane toads could give us the knowledge we need to throw some more roadblocks in front of this persistent invader as it marches across Australia.
Controlling rabbit populations has a key role in conserving Australia’s native plants and animals
Managing rabbit populations isn't as simple as declaring 'open season'.
New findings from the Chagos Islands are a perfect parable for the Anthropocene.
Ornamental to the Victorians, scourge of modern times.
Why home owners shouldn't panic over knotweed on their property.
Tagged European rabbit kitten infected with myxoma virus, but that died from rabbit haemorrhagic virus disease (RHDV).
Photo by David Peacock, Biosecurity South Australia
Feral rabbits previously exposed to myxoma virus are more likely to be killed by rabbit haemorrhagic diease, meaning that these two biocontrol agents can become even more powerful when used in tandem.
A feral cat snapped by a remote camera in the wild.
The average Australian feral cat kills 225 reptiles a year, which adds up to 596 million in total, according to a new estimate. Pet cats, meanwhile, kill a further 53 million.
New study confirms fears that the island's native wildlife can be poisoned by introduced Asian toads.
The “hammerhead” of
Diversibipalium multilineatum. This species can reach 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length.
Several giant terrestrial Plathelminth species have invaded France and its overseas territories, threatening biodiversity. Thanks to participatory science, the invasion is finally recognized.
Research suggests there is no “safe number” of brumbies that will avoid harm to mountain ecosystems.
Failing to cull feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park may end up promoting environmental destruction while actually increasing the horses' suffering.
Gould’s goanna is commonly eaten in Indigenous communities, but can contain high levels of rat poison.
Robert A. Davis
Rat baits are widely used to keep rodent pests at bay. But many Australian reptiles are resistant to the poison, potentially spreading these deadly compounds up the food chain.
Japanese knotweed in flower.
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It's nearly impossible to kill, so we need to start working with Japanese knotweed to control it.
A massive wildfire on the Garden Route fuelled by invasive alien trees.
Invasive alien species that costs South Africa's economy billions can be eliminated.
An adult Halyomorpha.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
Cane toads have been found from Perth to Sydney.
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New cane toad traps that carefully imitate mating males successfully target breeding females. Males, meanwhile, will turn up for anything that sounds remotely like a toad.
The leaf-feeding beetle Zygogramma bicolorata is one of the most promising agents used against famine weed in South Africa.
Famine weed spreads rapidly and is devastatingly destructive. Biocontrol is one way of dealing with the problem.
The Cane Toad has caused irreversible change to cultural practices of certain communities in Australia.
In richer countries, the socio-economic impact of invasive species can be tackled through technology or adaptive behaviour. But this isn't the case in poor countries.
Dogs and cats spread their fleas to many other species.
Everywhere humans go, we take our pets. Fleas are along for the ride, spreading everything from typhus to bubonic plague.
Bed bugs make us shudder and cringe. So arm yourself with the courage to learn about the biology and successes of Cimex lectularius -- as well as the ways to get rid of it.
Life’s not such a beach for Galapagos native species these days.
More than 1,500 introduced species have been recorded on the Galapagos Islands, and most have arrived since the archipelago's tourism industry was expanded in the 1970s.
Wild horses, known as brumbies, in Australia.
From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.