New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has shown that invasive or pest species are a problem for 1,257 threatened species in Australia, or about four out of five species. The research which has been published in the scientific journal Pacific Conservation Biology also identified the top ten invasive species based on how many threatened species they impact. Lead researcher Stephen Kearney from the University of Queensland said many people may be surprised at which species top the list. “Rabbits, a plant root disease and feral pigs are the top three pest species impacting Australia’s threatened species,” Mr Kearney said.
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National Environmental Science Programme (Australia). Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Resources.
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Natural Heritage Program.
See also: Invasive Plants In West Virginia for more information
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
World Wildlife Fund Australia.
New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
See also: Noxious Weed Information for more resources.
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.
University of New Zealand. Massey University.