Pests and weed species in natural areas displace local native vegetation and habitats for wildlife. Pest animals are any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities.
The term pest animal refers to any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities. Declared animals (class 1 and class 2), non-declared pest animals, high priority pests and what Council is doing.
Cane toads are an introduced species that are poisonous to domestic pets and a range of native wildlife.
Common Mynas are native to Asia and are found along the east coast of Australia.
Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease caused by Uredo rangelii that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family.
The region has a broad range of ecosystems including rainforests, woodlands, vine forests, coastal heathlands, freshwater wetlands, mangrove forests and dunes. Unfortunately, these diverse habitats are under threat from invasive weeds.