Australia has some of the most pristine natural environments and unique wildlife in the world. It is our job to protect what we love, to conserve our wildlife and keep our wilderness areas pest, weed, disease and contaminant free so we can continue enjoying our great outdoors and all that our environment provides us.
Did you know that one small act of using imported prawns as fish bait could result in a multi-million-dollar disease spreading through our local prawn populations, affecting recreational and commercial fishing, our environment and the aquaculture industry?
Weeds are thought to impose an average cost over $5billion across Australia each year. Weeds compete with our native plants for space and nutrients, they have sophisticated and effective modes of spreading, being able to infect large areas in a short period of time if left uncontrolled – lantana and blackberries are great examples! Weeds and weed seeds impact our cropping and livestock production nationally costing our farmers millions. Be weed wise and come clean, go clean when enjoying our great outdoors and help stop the spread.
Watch, play and listen to how you can help protect our environment and waterways from pests, weeds and diseases. You can make a difference!