Invasive species

Introduced species

Predator free 2050 5-year action plan

This document outlines how New Zealand plans to become predator free by 2050. The action plan focuses on the work required over the next 5 years (2020–2025) and outlines key near-term outcomes within the six pathways.

Cane toads on the march

This inquiry provided an opportunity to review and renew efforts to control the spread of cane toads. The recommendations in this report envisage taking immediate practical steps, as well as continuing with research efforts toward larger-scale solutions.

Quantifying the economic impacts of a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug incursion in New Zealand

Horticulture New Zealand asked NZIER to estimate the potential impacts of an incursion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on the New Zealand economy. We used NZIER’s computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the New Zealand economy to estimate these economic impacts.
Policy report

Safe keeping - inquiry into the biosecurity of Australian honey bees

Bees play a vital role in food production through pollination. This report explores threats to the bee industry.

Managing the impacts of feral camel across remote Australia: Overview of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project

In 2009, the Australian Feral Camel Management Project was established with support from the Australian Government to manage the impacts of feral camels on: • nominated environmental sites, which are generally rangelands water sources and surrounding vegetation (Figure 2) • pastoral vegetation and therefore soil...

Managing the impacts of feral camel across remote Australia: final report of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP) was a partnership of 20 organisations, supported by the Australian Government, that was contracted in 2010 to reduce the density of feral camels, with the primary aim of decreasing the threat to the ecological and biodiversity value at...

National wild dog action plan

For many years now, wild dogs have been a major problem for all grazing industries in Australia. The issue is not just a matter of direct stock and financial losses, although these losses run into many millions of dollars each year; wild dogs are also...
Journal article

Improving management of invasive species: New Zealand's approach to pre- and post-border pests

Biological invasions are a ubiquitous global concern. Invasive species are non-native species that arrive in a new area, establish and increase in density and distribution to the detriment of the recipient environment. Such species that become invasive are a major threat to biodiversity. Unlike inanimate...
Conference paper

Urban Australian cities under termite attack

It is critical to identify information gaps between current acceptable industry practice for termite management in urban locations and public concerns.

Turning back the tide - the invasive species challenge

Terms of reference Preface On 26 March 2003 the Senate agreed to the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee in its Report No. 4 of 2003 that the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 be referred to the Environment Communications...