Invasive Species

Invasive species are animals or plants, which as a result of human activities, have gone beyond their accepted normal distribution and now threaten valued environmental, agricultural or other social resources by the damage they cause. Invasive species have a major impact on Australia's environment, threatening our unique biodiversity and reducing overall species abundance and diversity.

Whose weed is it?

The control of weed plants are the responsibility of the landowner. The City of Greater Geraldton's Pest Plants Local Law 2011 identifies four plant species of particular importance in the local area: boxthorn, caltrop, fountain grass and verbesina also know as GOlden Crown Beard.  These species are highly invasive and difficult to control. More here

The five invasive species pictured below are impacting the Greatger Geradlton community.

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.

Corellas

Corellas

Rabbits

Rabbits

Feral pig

Feral Pigs

Golden Crownbeard

Golden Crown Beard

African Boxthorn

African Boxthorn