Invasive Species

An invasive species are a plant or animal occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted normal distribution and which threatens valued environmental, agricultural or other social resources by the damage it causes.

Invasive species have a major impact on Australia's environment, threatening our unique biodiversity and reducing overall species abundance and diversity.

In the Greater Geraldton city region, there are a number of species that are notable for their impact. 

These include African boxthorn weeds, corellas, Golden Crownbeard weeds, rabbits and feral pigs.

The Australian Government has also identified 32 Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) based on their invasiveness, potential for spread and environmental, social and economic impacts.

 

African Boxthorn

Photo: African Boxthorn

Corellas

Photo: Corellas

Golden Crownbeard

Photo: Golden Crownbeard

Rabbits

Photo: Rabbits

Feral pig

Photo: Feral Pig