Pests & Threats

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.
  • Pest animals

    The term pest animal refers to any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities. Delcared animals (class 1 and class 2), non-declared pest animals, high priority pests and what Council is doing.

  • Myrtle rust

    Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease caused by Uredo rangelii that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family.

  • Weeds Awareness

    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.

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