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.

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