Invasive species

Many exotic animals and plants become invasive species if they manage to establish populations in new areas. The ways in which these pests are introduced vary widely, but they are often the result of accidental or deliberate human activities.

Whatever their means of arrival, invasive species can have an adverse and often very damaging impact on agriculture, the natural environment and our lifestyle.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Invasive Species Program provides leadership for strategic and operational management of serious weeds and pest animals that pose a threat to agriculture, related environmental resources, and market accessibility for agricultural produce in Western Australia (WA).

DAFWA's Plant Biosecurity Program provides leadership for strategic and operational management of serious diseases and pests of plants that pose a threat to agriculture and market accessibility for agricultural produce in WA.

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  • African clubmoss (Selaginella kraussiana), also known as Selaginella, or spreading clubmoss, is an invasive fern ally that forms extensive dense carpets in damp sites.

  • The European wasp is considered one of the worst wasps in the world -?harmful to people, our outdoor lifestyle?and to our horticultural and agricultural industries.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development?(DPIRD) has commenced the extension of the State Barrier Fence eastwards from its current termination point near Ravensthorpe, extendin

  • This page lists?the application for various permits regarding the import, management and?control of declared vertebrate pests in Western Australia, as well as the assessment of new or unlisted vert

  • This article contains the booklet '1080 landholder information' and provides a general summary of a landholder’s obligations under the code of practice for the saf

  • The Western Australian Large Feral Herbivore Strategy 2020–2025 was developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to guide a strategic approach to managing larg

  • Western Australia's State Barrier Fence plays an important role in preventing animal pests such as?wild dogs from moving into the State's agricultural areas from pastoral areas in the east.

  • Early identification of important invasive?and native problematic ants?within Western Australia is critical to achieving successful control and preventing invasive ant species from gaining a footho

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) fees and charges for biosecurity services come into effect on 1 July each year*.

  • This article describes the main distinguishing features between Australian plague locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera) and other common grasshoppers/locusts.

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