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Environmental Biosecurity: Working Together Against Weeds and Disease 

26-08-2022 15:27

Invasive pests, weeds and diseases are one of the biggest threats to the health of Australia’s environment. If these exotic species became established, significant damage would occurto our environment including our unique native plants, animals and First Nations heritage.

In this presentation, Dr Robyn Cleland explores surveillance as an important part of the biosecurity system; helping us detect new pests, weeds and diseases early and educating us on how existing ones spread. Zooming in, Robyn speaks to some of the new tools at our disposal to strengthen Australia’s environmental biosecurity and protect our biodiversity, primary industries and way of life alongside the importance of individual action and effective community surveillance.

There are thousands of actively engaged Landcare members across Australia working within communities to improve environmental and agricultural outcomes. These members can also be the eyes and ears protecting Australia’s biosecurity through general surveillance.

Presenter: Shalan Scholfield, Principal Director of the Environmental Biosecurity Office DAFF
Powerpoint slides: Environmental Biosecurity: working together to protect what we love.


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