Pests

Whitsundays Witnessing Avian Invasion

Photo Credit: IndianMyna_LipKeeFlickr CreativeCommons   Reports of an unwelcome avian invader have increased across the Whitsundays over the past ...

Tilapia found in Bowen

Native fish in Mullers Lagoon are vulnerable to the noxious Tilapia species. The pest was identified in the ...
Muddy tracks in a field.

Feral pig control continues in Rocky Dam Creek and Carmila

Feral pig damage to grazing pastures in the Rocky Dam Creek catchment area. Landholders in the Rocky Dam ...
Tilapia.

Community ‘Tilapia Watch’ best way to slow the spread

Tilapia have two reliable identifying features: they have a single complete dorsal fin with no dent or gap; ...
Two men with red helicopter.

Feral pigs a high priority for Whitsundays

Caption: Whitsunday Regional Council Technical Officer Pest and Vector Control Bren Fuller (right), and Queensland Parks and Wildlife ...
Japanese Sunflower and bee.

Japanese Sunflower Control

Introduced as a garden ornamental, the Japanese Sunflower is now widely naturalised in the Mackay Whitsunday Region. Common ...
Aerial view of river.

Mackay says goodbye to pond apple

In 2011 Reef Catchments received funding through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program to eradicate pond ...
Aerial view of countryside.

A tale of too many pigs

Feral pigs didn’t stand a chance last month with the Rocky Dam Creek Catchment Annual Pig Shoot bringing ...

Annual aerial feral pig shoot scheduled for December

It’s that time of year again. While some are planning Christmas celebrations and others are hard at work ...

Land managers got lowdown on pest management

Whitsunday land managers attended an information session on wild dog and feral pig control last week. Regional Landcare ...

Feral Pig control efforts in the Gregory River catchment

Land managers, community groups and government are working together to address the problem of feral pig damage in ...

Working strategically to manage Mackay’s pests

Over 2700 exotic plants and 73 exotic animals have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban ...