Invasive Species Management
DAFF plays a key role in coordinating and managing invasive species including weeds, vertebrate pests and diseases of plants and animals. DAFF develops policies and holds technical and operational responsibility for pre-border, border, and emergency response to invasive species outbreaks. DAFF also prioritises and manages investment in invasive species impacting on Australian agriculture.
The Sustainable Resource Management Division deals with weed and vertebrate pest management mainly through two nationally coordinated areas:
Key initiatives include:
- The National Weeds and Productivity Research Program
- The Australian Pest Animal Management Program
- The Australian Weeds Strategy through the Australian Weeds Committee
- The Australian Pest Animal Strategy through the Vertebrate Pests Committee
The Weeds and Pest Animals section within the Sustainable Resource Management Division develops portfolio-wide approaches to management.
Former invasive species management programs
For information about the Defeating the Weed Menace program, please visit former programs.
10 Jan 2012