Held on the 15th Aug 2022
at 6pm to
, Southern Tasmania
Social Sciences Room 210, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay CampusSummary:
What are invasive feral species (animals, plants, fungi, etc.)? Why are they a problem? Where are they? How did they get there? What can we do about them? With case studies from around the world – including Australia and Tasmania.
- Bob Holderness-Roddam
Feral Invasive Species are the principal cause of Australia’s native wildlife extinctions and decline, according to the CSIRO. Research indicates that these unwanted pests have cost the Australian economy some $390 billion over the past sixty years. This presentation will look at what invasive species are, where they are globally, how they got there, the damage they are doing and what is being done to control the problem. There will be case-studies from around the world, including Australia/Tasmania.