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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Page: 65


Senator Bartlett asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 30 March 2004:

(1) Since November 2001, how much has been spent under the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) on biodiversity conservation projects in the 15 biodiversity `hot spots' identified by the Government.

(2) For each of the financial years 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, and 2002-03, how much was spent on: (a) the Natural Reserve System; and (b) acquisitions under the system.

(3) Since November 2001: (a) how much has been spent under the NHT on bird conservation projects; and (b) can details of these projects be provided.

(4) Since November 2001: (a) how much money has been spent under the NHT on research into and the control and eradication of invasive species; and (b) can details of these projects be provided.

(5) Since November 2001 (a) how much money has been spent under the NHT on projects for the conservation of rangelands and (b) can details of these projects be provided.

(6) For each of the financial years 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, and 2002-03 and for 2003-04 to date, how much was spent under the Indigenous Protected Areas Program.


Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Senator Bartlett's questions span two phases of the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), and are directed at both a thematic and a program level. Twenty-three broad-based thematic programs operated under the first phase of the Trust. The Australian Government has consolidated these into four “care” programs (Bushcare, Rivercare, Coastcare and Landcare) in the second phase of NHT. These programs are not separate funding sources for discrete natural resource management outcomes. Rather, they aim to deliver integrated outcomes through investment in regional natural resource management plans and investment strategies, in national projects and in the Australian Government Envirofund.

I provide information across all Trust programs that meet search criteria for the thematic issues raised by Senator Bartlett. Matching data can occur across themes when a project contains more than one direct environmental outcome - for instance, a pest control project that is specifically targeted to support a bird conservation project. The information for questions 1,3,4 and 5 covers approved funding from the full 2001/2002 financial year to 30 June 2004, in order to identify all projects since November 2001.

Further, the data I am providing excludes projects that do not directly refer to achieving a specific thematic outcome, but which may well contain a range of actions that could have a positive long-term outcome for a particular thematic issue. For instance, a Landcare Implementation Plan or Revegetation Program could contain activities that include pest control through fencing activities, or be directed at vegetation management that could have long-term positive affects for bird conservation; or a national reserve system project that reserves an area of rangeland for its specific biodiversity values (eg threatened bird species).

(1) The then Minister for the Environment and Heritage announced the national biodiversity hotspots initiative in October 2003. It is estimated that since that time for the period to 30 June 2004, over $12 million has been approved under the Trust for biodiversity conservation in regional areas that contain identified hotspots.

(2) The following table (Table 2) shows (a) annual approved funding for the National Reserve System (NRS) Program: and (b)actual expenditure on NRS acquisitions for respective years:

Table 2: NHT - National Reserve System

1996/97$m

1997/98$m

1998/99$m

1999/00$m

2000/01$m

2001/02$m

2002/03$m

2003/04$m

National Reserve System

$0.4

$2.9

$11.2

$11.4

$13.7

$23.6

$13.5

$6.4

NRS Acquisitions

$0.07

$2.1

$7.2

$5.3

$10.9

$20.1

$10.2

$3.9

(3) (a) It is estimated that $34 million in total has been approved on bird conservation projects between July 2001 and June 2004.

(b) I provide, at Attachment A, approved project titles identified under Trust phases 1 and 2 for the period 2001-02 to 2003-04 that deal specifically with the theme of bird conservation. Copies of this document have been provided to Senator Bartlett and further copies are available from the Senate Office. Further details are available on the NHT website (www.nht.gov.au).

(4) (a) It is estimated that $51.8 million in total has been approved under the NHT on research into and the control and eradication of invasive species.

(b) I provide, at Attachment B, approved project titles identified under Trust phases 1 and 2 for the period 2001-02 to 2003-04 that deal specifically with the theme of controlling invasive species or pests. Copies of this document have been provided to Senator Bartlett and further copies are available from the Senate Office. Further details are available on the NHT website (www.nht.gov.au).

(5) (a) In total, it is estimated that $10.2 million has been approved under the NHT on projects for the conservation of rangelands.

(b) I provide, at Attachment C, approved project titles identified under Trust phases 1 and 2 for the period 2001-02 to 2003-04 that deal specifically with the conservation of rangelands. Copies of this document have been provided to Senator Bartlett and further copies are available from the Senate Office. Further details are available on the NHT website (www.nht.gov.au).

(6) The following table (Table 3) shows annual expenditure under the Indigenous Protected Areas Program for each of the years 1996-97 to 2003-04:

Table 3: NHT - Expenditure under the Indigenous Protected Areas Program

1996/97$m

1997/98$m

1998/99$m

1999/00$m

2000/01$m

2001/02$m

2002/03$m

2003/04$m

Indigenous Management of Protected Areas

N/A

$0.8

$0.513

$0.876

$0.980

$1.691

$1.820

$2.484

ATTACHMENT A

3) Bird conservation projects - NHT 1

Birds - Projects matching search criteria: bird, parrot, plan.

Project Title

Conservation Management of the Golden Shouldered Parrot

[BNP97-2] The New Atlas

Rufous Bristlebird Habitat Project:Linking Port Campbell National Park to the Heytesbury

Recovery Of The Eyre Peninsula Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Muttonbird monitoring and habitat restoration on French Island

Island Care: Community Capacity Building

Cooee Point Foreshore Restoration

Little Penguin Management Guidelines for North West Tasmania

Educating coastal communities on the effects of gross pollutants on coastal habitats and wildlife; establishing a network of Australian Seabird Rescue groups along the NSW coast.

Coastal Corridor Feral Cat Control Program

Murray Mouth estuary restoration project

Chalky Island African boxthorn eradication to protect significant seabird habitat

Repair of Cat Island for Gannet Recolonisation

Further Studies of Significant Migratory/Coastal Bird Sites

Monitoring Migratory/Coastal Birds, Bowling Green Bay

Waterbird Care Campaign for Queensland's Fishing Community

Training Proactive Waterbird Rescue Crews throughout Southeast Queensland

Cowley Beach Foreshore Rehabilitation - Stage 2

Protection of Internationally Significant Migratory Birds snd Habitat - Attadale Foreshore

South-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo Recovery Plan

Black-eared Miner Recovery Plan Implementation

Noisy Scrub-bird Recovery Plan Phase 2

Helmeted Honeyeater Recovery Plan Phase 2 (implemention)

Mt Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren Stipiturus malachurus intermedius Recovery Plan Implementation

Threatened Bird Network (1998-2002)

Threatened Species Network

Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Plan (phase 2) - Implementation

Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan (phase 3)

Gouldian Finch Recovery Program (phase 2)

South Australian Glossy Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturus Recovery Plan Implementation

Implementation of the Recovery Plan for the northern population of Eastern Bristlebird (formerly:Eastern Bristlebird Interim National Recovery Plan- Implementation for the northern subspecies)

Regent Honeyeater Recovery plan Phase 2 (implementation)

Actions for Recovery of the Endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo

Implementation of the Swift Parrot Recovery Plan 2001-2005

Birds for Biodiversity - A multi-species recovery program for the threatened and declining birds of the Mt Lofty Ranges

Strategic Initiatives (EPBC Act recovery planning/critical habitat and NHT 1 review)

Preparation of Recovery Plans for Christmas Island Hawk-Owl & Christmas Island Goshawk & Christmas Island Frigatebird & Norfolk Island Green Parrot

Revision of Recovery Plans

Revision of Recovery Plans in Western Australia

Revision of Recovery Plan for the Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti

Revision of Recovery Plans for Victoria

Caloundra Sandbanks Conservation for Marine Shorebirds

Winter Oceanic Distribution of Adult Shy Albatrosses from Tasmania

Cassowary Advisory Group - Cassowary Recovery Strategy.

Endangered Species Protection Through Fox Control at Sunnyside Station

N327 - Pumicestone Passage Ningi Creek and Upper Caboolture River, Wetland Protection

N435 - Acquisition of Duchers Swamp for addition to French Island National Park

N254 - Acquisition of `Hastings Tranquility' as a NSW North Coast Bioregional Reserve

N777 - Acquisition of Lot 110, Tranquil Drive, Esperance

N328 - Mt Mellum Biodiversity Conservation Project

N261 - Acquisition at Everlasting Swamp

N796 - Acquisition and management of Glenroy Station (Central Kimberly Bioregion).

N337 - Rainforest Land Acquisition - Blackall Range (Booroobin) Site 2

N343 - Coastal Lowland Land Acquisition - Pumicestone Passage (Tweedale) Site 3

N452 - Acquisition of Forbes Land on French Island

N041 - Acquisition of Long Point Reserve.

N537 - Geegeela Conservation Park

N540 - Purchase of Grundy property to be incorporated into the Altona CSR Landcare Reserve

Protection of seabird habitat by eradication of Bridal Creeper, Lord Howe Island

Control of Parkinsonia aculeata in the Sturt Creek catchment and Birrindudu lakes, Northern Territory

A Water Management Plan and Water Targets for the Narran Lake Wetlands

Migratory and Threatened Shorebird Assessment and Conservation Action in NSW

Conserving The Coorong - Long-Term Monitoring Of The Coorong Wetlands, SA

Implementation of the Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway: 2001-2005

Coordinating Implementation of the Asia Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy in 2001-2002

A Year on the Wing

Preliminary Estimates of populations of Australian Waterbirds, including EPBC listed Species

Implementation of the Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds in the Asia Pacific in 2001-2002

3) Bird Conservation Projects - NHT2

Birds - Projects matching search criteria: bird, parrot, plan.

Project Title

Overarching - Development of National Recovery Plans (LWCD)

Threatened Species - Helmeted Honey Eater

Implementing the Red Tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Plan

Biodiversity Integration: From Atlas to Planning - Applying the Bird Atlas in Regional NRM Planning

National recovery plan for Norfolk Island Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis xanthoprocta and Norfolk Island Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor multicolor

Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan Implementation - Maintenance of Captive Breeding Program

Western Ground Parrot Recovery

Noisy Scrub-Bird Recovery

Habitat Restoratiuon and Human Influences on Long-term survival of the Gouldian Finch

Implementing the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Plan

Implementation of the Black-eared Miner Recovery Plan

Maintaining the Gains - Implementation of the SA Glossy Black-Cockatoo Recovery Plan

Protection of Key Threatened Species & Habitat on Eyre Peninsula

Paruku (Lake Gregory) Indigenous Protected Area

Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan Implementation

Swift Parrot Recovery Plan Implementation

Implementation of actions from the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Plan

Seabird Initiatives

National Swift Parrot Recovery Program

Recombinant psittacine circovirus antigen production for vaccine development (Beak and Feather Disease) 2003-2004

Wind Farms

National Swift Parrot Recovery Plan

Survey guidelines for Threatened birds

Implementation of the National Recovery Plan and FFG Action Statements for the Orange Bellied Parrot

Implementing the Recovery Plan for the Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Threatened Species Protection Including Helmeted Honeyeater and Threatened Orchids

Gippsland Plains - `Lakes to the Hinterland Recovery Project'

Overarching Project for Albatross & Seabird Initiatives

Drought Action for Woodland Birds

Habitat in a Hurry

Protection of Remnant Mallee Vegetation Particularly Belah Woodland, Castles Crossing Bushland Reserve.

Fire Control Work to Protect Old-growth Woodland and Threatened Birds

Breeding Shorebird Community Wardening Program - Gippsland Victoria

Monitoring Avian Communities during Management Trials in Remnant Eucalypt Woodlands

To add Discovery Bay to the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network

To add Shallow Inlet to the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network

Malleefowl Monitoring, Preservation and Awareness in the South West of WA

Eungai Bird Sanctuary & Erosion Control Project

Protecting the Waterbird Habitat of the Vittoria Bay Conservation Area

Coxen's Fig-Parrot Recovery on the Blackall Range

Habitat Improvement and Monitoring of the Muttonbird Colony and the Grassland of Tortoise Head, French Island

Long-Term Monitoring of the Coorong Wetlands in South Australia

Development and Production of Shore Bird Education Resource Kits for Children

Woodland Bird and Mammal Recovery in the Peechelba/Wilby/Boomahnoomoonah District

Rehabilitation of the Stockton Sandpit Migratory Shorebird Roosting Site

Birdhide at Lilliesmere Lagoon

Eyre Peninsula Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Habitat Recovery Project

Jabiru Wetlands, Herbert River Catchment, NQ

Community Caring for Warriewood Wetland and Irrawong Reserve

Broome Bird Observatory

Robbins Passage Wetlands Community Awareness Program

Penguin Rehabilitation Project

Creating a Frog and Water Bird Sanctuary at Snake Gully at Abermain

Making the Lyrebird Link - Cape Liptrap to the Strezleki Ranges

Central Highlands Bird Monitoring and Mapping Project

Establishing Migratory Shorebird Monitoring Facilities, Stockton Sandspit

City Link for Birds

Community Engagement in Cassowary Conservation

Restoring Birds to Northwest Tasmania for Healthy Sustainable Landscapes

Habitat improvement and Monitoring Mutton birds; Chisholm Institute

Protection/Restoration of Migratory Bird Habitat, Long Point, Moulting Lagoon

Protecting the Plover - Fencing out Foxes in the Jindera District

Towards National Best Practice Strategies for Bird Pests of Horticulture

Overarching Project - Conservation of Listed Migratory Water Birds

An Assessment of the Importance of Eastern Brigalow Belt Wetlands as Drought Refuge, Migration Stop-over and Breeding Area for Waterbirds

Conservation of Listed Migratory Water Birds

ATTACHMENT B

4) Control and eradication of invasive species - NHT1

Pests Control - Projects matching search criteria: pest, control, invasive, eradication.

Project Title

Focusing management actions to reduce secondary invasions of marine pests by all vectors.

The Australian Pilot Project for Treatment of Ships' Ballast Water

Environmental Weed Demonstration and Management, Swan Avon Catchment

Restoration of Lake Canobolas Fish Habitat for Environmental and Recreational Improvement

Revegetation and weed control at Peter Murrell Reserves

Bounceback Flinders Ranges - Securing The Regional Gains

Restoration Strategies for Cape York Plant Communities threatened by sicklepod invasion

Funding of future research on Mundulla Yellows

Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Project

Community Action on Sea Spurge (Brochure and Workshop Program)

Ragwort and Horehound control on Deal island

Establishing a herbarium of the flora of Lord Howe Island

Kattang Nature Reserve - Bitou Bush Control Community Program

Culburra Beach Community Network Bitou Bush Control Program

Southern Shoalhaven Bitou Bush Eradication Program

Best Practice Seeding Following Control of Bitou Bush

Community Awareness - Bellingen Bitou Bush Control Strategy Implementation / Stage I

Coastal Corridor Feral Cat Control Program

Chalky Island African boxthorn eradication to protect significant seabird habitat

Restoration and Enhancement of Innes Park Foreshore Area

Preparation of a regional phytophthora dieback control plan for Victoria

Community-based Effective Management of Phytophthora cinnamomi in South Australia

Sabella - An Education Key For Community Monitoring Of Exotic Marine Pests

National introduced marine pests information system

Building emergency response skills for marine pest detection and response

Network of community groups for early detection of Caulerpa taxifolia infestations in the Shoalhaven region

Presence of the invasive macroalga Caulerpa taxifolia in Australia - need for improved diagnostic tools to manage the problem

Eradicating and preventing the spread of the invasive alga, Caulerpa taxifolia, in NSW

Minimising the impacts of the Northern Pacific Seastar in Australia

Controlling the Northern Pacific Seastar in Australia

Development of a community field guide to introduced marine pests for tropical Australia

Implementing fox control to protect key nesting sites for marine turtles on the central Queensland coast

Impact of Fox Baiting on Tiger Quoll Populations

ISF - Integrated vertebrate pest management on subantarctic Macquarie Island

Cummeragunja Sandhill Revegetation

Katarapko Island Habitat and Species Restoration Program

Rabbit warren ripping post RCD to enhance regeneration of Acacia carnei.

The Arid Recovery Project: Erection of a Rabbit Proof Fence

Feral Rabbit Control: Integrated pest management in the Witera/Calca area, South Australia

Post-RCD rabbit control to benefit threatened species in the Finke Bioregion

South West Rabbit Control Management Plan Phase 3

Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia

Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control

Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Years 1-2)

Eradication of Rabbits at Meelup Regional Park

Sustainable Orchard Soil and Weed Management - Stage 2

Integrated Weed Management for the Tamar Valley Northern Tasmania

Moving Towards Ecologically Based Pest Management in the Wimmera

Integration and Co-ordination of Weed and Pest Control

Demonstration of Ecologically Sustainable Management of Camels on Aboriginal and Pastoral Land

Protection & Enhancement of the East Coast Region's Natural Resources through Effective, Cooperative Management of Pest Plants

Western Australian Goldfields Weed Management Plan

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups

Mesquite - Integrated Management in the Northern Territory

Mesquite Surveying and Mapping Project

Bulloo River Floodplain Mesquite Management Program

Prevention of Mesquite Seed Spread by Stock and Feral Pigs

National Component Based Strategic Control of Mesquite

National Mesquite Communication and Awareness Campaign

Development of Best Practice for Roadside Control of Parthenium

Co-ordination, Extension, Mass Rearing and Distribution of Parthenium Weed Biological Control Agents in Southern Queensland

Tailoring Management to Specific Landscapes

Prickly Acacia Eradication from the Northern Territory

Prickly Acacia Best Practice Management

Implementation of a National Buffer Zone

Chilean Needle Grass, ACT

Gorse Eradication in the Albany Region and the South West of WA

Helping the Community Control Chilean Needle Grass by Investigating New Herbicide Options for Control

Testing and Improving the Effectiveness of Best Practice Control of Chilean Needle Grass in a Range of Practical Land Management Contexts Using Combinations of Competitive Replacement, Fire and Slashing

Landscape Support - Weeds On Roadsides

Landscape Support - Weeds On Roadsides

Controlling Serrated Tussock at a Catchment Scale Through Landscape Change (Farm Forestry and Native Revegetation)

Prevention of Further Spread of Serrated Tussock

Helping the Community Control Serrated Tussock by Investigating New Herbicide Options for its Control

Addressing Knowledge Gaps to Improve Effective Management of Blackberry in Australia

Riverine Red Gum Forest Blackberry Elimination

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups

Implementation of Gorse Control Strategy for Victoria

Strategic Control of Lantana - Southern NSW

The Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Strategic Serrated Tussock Management Project

Snowy River Shire Council Controlling Serrated Tussock Through Incentives

Strategic Community Based Control of Blackberry in Tasmania

Chilean Needle Grass (Nassella Neesiana): Raising Awareness, Determining Extent and Targeting Control

Implementation of Biological Control of Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock (Serrated Tussock Component)

Mt Lofty Regional Gorse Management Project Officer

Extension and Promotion (Lantana)

Collation and Demonstration of Best Practice (Lantana)

Biological control of Mimosa pigra and Integration with other control options

Creating community ownership for the establishment and redistribution of the Bitou bush moth (Tortrix sp)

Community involvement in the redistribution and monitoring of Bridal Creeper biocontrol agents

Protection of seabird habitat by eradication of Bridal Creeper, Lord Howe Island

Saving the biological diversity of SA's Southern Hills region from Bridal Creeper

Coordination of Bridal Creeper Control on Eyre Peninsula

Integrated control of Bridal Creeper on Aboriginal Lands in South Australia

Mapping Bridal Creeper and controlling Bridal Creeper in Nature Park

Volunteer groups tackling Bridal Creeper in conservation areas and reserves

Weed Warriors - a Community Awareness Program targeting Bridal Creeper

Protecting the Wimmera's Biodiversity through Bridal Creeper Management

Sustaining Natural Ecosystems - Bass Coast Integrated Bridal Creeper Control Program

Eradication of Bridal Creeper from Tasmania

Blackwood Valley Landcare - Beating the Bridal Creeper

Strategic Cabomba Control by Community Action

Aquatic Habitat Restoration after Cabomba Control

Eradication of Athel Pine from the Finke River

Tweed Coast Bitou Bush Control Strategy - Planning and Implementation

Coffs Harbour Dunal restoration/Bitou bush Control Programme

Mid-north Coast (NSW) `Volunteer worker' Pilot Project on Bitou bush control

Bitou bush - Turning back the tide with community action

Bitou bush and Boneseed Control in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney

Bitou Bush control in Cromwell Park Malabar

Management of Bitou Bush and Kurnell Dune forest on the Kurnell Peninsula

Far South Coast Bitou Bush Control

Mount Lofty Region Boneseed Control

Tasmanian Strategic Boneseed Program: Community Extension Biological Control

Wyvuri Swamp Esplanade Hymenachne Control/Eradication Program

Hymenachne control in the Lower Johnstone Basin

Protecting Remnant Vegetation in the Quairading Shire from Bridal Creeper invasion

Hymenachne control in the Cardwell Shire (Far North Queensland)

Hymenachne control in the Hinchinbrook Shire

Hymenachne control in Horseshoe and Pink Lily Lagoons

Clearing Hymenachne from Limestone Creek, North Rockhampton

Strategic onground control: Pond Apple eradication in the Mareeba Shire

Strategic onground control: Strategic control of Pond Apple in the Daintree River and Bailey Creek Catchments

Adaptive Management: Pond Apple control in the catchments of the Russell-Mulgrave and Tully-Murray River Systems

Mapping Current Infestations: Developing Remote Sensing Procedures for early detection of new Pond Apple infestations

Tumut-Adelong Region Black Willow Eradication Project

Lower Lachlan Willow Control

Utilising revegetation to shade out Hymenachne

Holly-leaved Senecio mapping and control program in Albany WA

Thunbergia laurifolia control in Rainforest Communities in Douglas Shire

Willow Control in Two Key Tributaries of the Gippsland Lakes

Bombala River and Delegate River Willow management project

Willow Control in the Buchan River Catchment

Research project to develop methods of containment of fragmented Alligator Weed following treatment

Grey box woodland rehabilitation in Sleeps Hill reserve

Regional Applications - Sydney Northwest Regional Weeds Committee

Bitou Bush Control and Restoration - Coomaditchie Wetland Lagoon

Bass Point Littoral Rainforest Protection Program

Control of Parkinsonia aculeata in the Sturt Creek catchment and Birrindudu lakes, Northern Territory

Barleria prionitis control in the Victoria River District, Northern Territory

Salvinia Control and Education - Protecting the Myall Lakes Waterways

Supplementary Feral Pig Trapper Trial.

2. Priority Weed Management through Community Involvement.

4. Feral Animal Control - rodents.

Assessment and Management of Introduced Marine Pests in Tasmania

4) Control and eradication of invasive species - NHT2

Pests Control - Projects matching search criteria: pest, control, invasive, eradication.

Project Title

Protecting biodiversity through management of Bridal Creeper and other weeds of national significance

Reducing the risk of rabbit control works and the environment

Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia

A project to increase understanding of feral goat, feral cat, feral rabbit, fox and feral pig control required to minimise threats to native species and ecological communities

A project to increase understanding of interactions between feral cats, foxes and feral rabbits in Australia

Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Year 3)

National Weeds Management Facilitator

Victoria's Dirty Half Dozen, Alert and Action on six new weeds in Victoria

A community biological control program for boneseed in Victoria and Tasmania

Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control.

Education and Awareness project for Threats program

Protecting biodiversity on Narrung Peninsula through integrated vertebrate pest control

Active management to recover nationally threatened plant diversity on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Weed control on Aboriginal Managed Lands in South Australia

Trade in exotic wildlife

Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Year 4)

Cane toad short to medium term control techniques - focusing on acoutic and chemical signaling and detection systems. Cane toad short to medium term control techniques - focusing on acoutic and chemical signaling and detection systems.

Completing planning- targets setting and mapping priorities, define control levels for ecologically invasive species - NHT

Managing Serrated Tussock in Tasmanaia

Feral Camel Research and Control Strategy

Cane toad short to medium term control techniques - focusing on spawning site preferences and trapping of tadpoles and juveniles.

Cane toad short to medium term control techniques - focusing on the cost and feasibility of exclusion as a mitigating control strategy.

A project that develops an agreed code of practice and standard operating procedures for the humane care and use of pest animals in Australia for the purposes of scientific research

Crazy Ant management and eradication in north north eastern Arnhem Land

Grow West Facilitator

CLIMATE project

National Coordination of Emergency Responses to Introduced Marine Pests

Overarching - National System for Preventing and Managing Introduced Marine Pests

Priority Existing Introduced Marine Pests

Introduced Marine Pests - Small Vessel Translocation of Key Threatening Species, Stage 1 - Asterias amurensis (Northern Pacific Seastar)

IMP Gene Technology for Caulerpa taxifolia

Genetic Markers for Determining NZ Screwshell Distribution

Christmas Island - the Control of the Key Threat of Crazy Ants

Development of a GIS-Based Risk Assessment Tool to Support Emergency Planning & Response to Invasions by Marine Pests

Model Catchment Plan Addressing Nutrient and Pest Species Management in the Catchment of a Wetland of National Importance -Long Neck Lagoon.

Crown of Thorns Starfish Control Program on the Great Barrier Reef

`Our Darling' - The Anabranch Revival

Reducing Impact of Drought on Agriculture & Biodiversity at Nyah West

`Green Shoots'

Eurobodalla Feral Control Program

Gorse Control on Cemetery Creek for Biodiversity Benefits

Eradication of Environmental Weeds in the Ravensthorpe Shire

Enable Contractor Input within Weed Control Strategy

Bio-control of Primary Weeds and Rivercare Extension for the Upper Brumby Catchment

Rat Buster Cocos

Weeds Out - Indigenous Plants In - Protecting the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor

Fire Regime Management of Weeds in the Upper Mitchell Headwaters and Associated Wetlands

Biological Control of Bridal Creeper on Roadsides and Public Land - Central Mallee

Smilax Control in Moonah Woodland (Melaleuca lanceolata)

Bridal Creeper control in the Karadoc Iraak Nangiloc Colignan Landcare Area

Biodiversity Conservation Project in the Kings Plains Catchment.

Evaluation of Non-1080 Techniques for Commercial Control of Marsupial Herbivores

Weeds of the Month - Community Education and Skill Development Program

Prevention of Weed Spread - Awareness & Education in the Taroom Shire

Control of Non-Proclaimed Feral Plants in the Riverland

Control of the Non-Proclaimed Feral Plants in the Mid-Murray Region.

Weed Control

Strategic Management of Bridal Creeper on Kangaroo Island

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Management Feral Herbivore Control

Eradication of Hymenachne from Endangered Ecosystems in Pioneer Catchment

Control Environmental Weeds on Public Land & Adjoining Properties

Community Action Program to Control Ground Asparagus Fern in Pittwater

Protection of the Bushland of the Meehan Range

Establishment of Biological Control Agent Nursery Sites

Burnett Catchment East - Aquatic Weeds Project

Dirrawong Bushland Regeneration Program - Bitou control and integrated follow up

Control of Thistle Cholla on Mining Fields Surrounding Lightning Ridge

Revegetate and Weed Control in Upper Ovens Valley

Biological Control of Bridal Creeper on the Beaumaris Foreshore

Coordinated Weed Control and Strategic Revegetation on the Margaret River

Control of English Broom on Crown Lands

Control of Grey Sallow Willow on the Baw Baw Plateau

Protecting and Preserving Kurnell Dune Forest at Constables Point, Maianbar

Weed Swap 2003-2004

Cattai Creek Community Privet Control Project

Do-It-Yourself Illustrated Waterproof Guide to Weeding Herricks Foreshore

Weeds Out - Indigenous Plants In - Country to Coast Working Together

Selected Willow Tree Removal from Streambed of Boorowa River

Willows Out of Wallan (WoW) Project

Control and Reduction of Buffel Grass on the Anangu Pitjantjatara Lands

Sustained Biological Control of Bridal Creeper on the Dudley Peninsula

Cooloola Coast Pandanus Palm Recovery

Eradicate Siam Weed and Exotic Weeds

Willow Control in the Headwaters of the Deddick River

National Information initiative (Alert List)

Overarching Project for Preventing or Controlling the Introduction and Spread of Weeds, and Improving the Condition of Natural Resources that Underpins the Sustainability and Productivity of Resource-Based Industries (AFFA)

Investigation and Strategic Control of “sleeper weeds”

Integrated Serrated Tussock Control on the Upper Lachlan Tablelands

Overarching National Feral Animals Control Program (NFACP)

A project that improves the development of effective and humane trapping systems as a control method for feral goats in Australia, (tender number 5/2003)

Hymenachne management in the Daintree River system

Creating community ownership of the release and redistribution of the leaf-rolling moth Tortrix sp., a biological control agent for bitou bush

Release and redistribution of three bridal creeper biological control agents

Biological control of Mimosa pigra and Integration with other control options (2002-2003)

Prioritising Pest Animal and Weed Threats in the Western Catchment

Biological Control of Alligator Weed - Native Range Surveys for New Agents

Sustainable Land Use Program - Delivering Weed Resilient Landscapes

Catchment and Regional Weed Planning to Help Deliver Weed Resilient Landscapes

Coordinated Pest Animal Control within the Warragamba Catchment

Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia

Biological Control of Mimosa Pigra and Integration with Other Control Options

Integrated rabbit control and revegetation recovery in pastoral areas

Feral animal control on Aboriginal Managed Lands in South Australia

Reducing the damage caused by feral species to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands

Feral Animal Threat Mitigation - Protecting & Repairing Lower Eyre Peninsula's Biodiversity

ACT Bushfire Recovery Part Two - Spring Weed Control

National Weeds Management Facilitator

Snowy River Shire Council Controlling Serrated Tussock Through Incentives

Addressing Knowledge Gaps to Improve Effective Management of Blackberry in Australia

Helping the Community Control Serrated Tussock by Investigating New Herbicide Options for its Control

Strategic Community Based Control of Blackberry in Tasmania

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups (Victoria)

Prevention of Mesquite Seed Spread by Stock and Feral Pigs

Tailoring Management to Specific Landscapes

Development of Best Practice for Roadside Control of Parthenium

National Co-ordination of Serrated Tussock Demonstration Sites and National Best Practice Management Guide

Weed: Blackberry (Rubus Fruticosis) - Central Murray County Council

Blackberry Education and Awareness

Blackberry Reconnaissance, Extension and Management

New Biocontrol Agents for Blackberry in Australia

New Rust Strains For The Biological Control of Blackberry

Helping the Community Control Chilean Needle Grass by Investigating New Herbicide Options for Control

Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock - Biological Control

Implementation of Biological Control of Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock

Co-ordination of Chilean Needle Grass Demonstration Sites and Best Practice Management

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups (Tasmania)

Further Development of Feral Pig Baits and Control Strategies

Towards National Best Practice Strategies for Bird Pests of Horticulture

Effective implementation of regional fox control programs

Significantly Improving Access to Information on Feral Animal Management

Manual for Monitoring of Pest Animals and Their Impacts

Assessment of Risks Posed by Exotic Vertebrates in Australia

Overarching DEH - Preventing or Controlling the Introduction and Spread of Weeds, and Improving the Condition of Natural Resources

On Ground Pest Animal Management

National Weeds Management Facilitator (initial project 40598 03-04 continuation) [DEH]

Developing and implementing best-practice management for fire-tolerant mesquite in Australia.

Development and Registration of Manufactured Feral Pig Baits

Development of a Carbon Monoxide Fumigation Technique for the Control of the European Rabbit

Feral Animal Control in the VRD region

Control of Declared Weeds in the Victoria River District

Top End Exotic Grass Weed Mapping and Management Strategy Development Project

Best Management Practices (BMP) for the Management of Wetlands and Identification of Environmental Weeds and Pests of the Namoi

Investigate Distribution and Control of Gambusia holbrooki

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5) Conservation of Rangelands - NHT1

Rangelands - Projects matching search criteria: rangeland.

Project Title

Katherine Region Rangeland Revegetation Centre

Rangelands Rehabilitation - Paddy's Plain

Land for Wildlife - Lake Eyre Basin Pilot Project

Gascoyne-Murchison Strategy

Building the Future - Supporting Sustainable Industries in the Rangelands

A “Ute” Guide to Pastoral Plants of South Australia

Demonstration of Ecologically Sustainable Management of Camels on Aboriginal and Pastoral Land

5) Conservation of Rangelands - NHT2

Rangelands - Projects matching search criteria: rangeland.

Project Title

Focusing management actions to reduce secondary invasions of marine pests by all vectors.

The Australian Pilot Project for Treatment of Ships' Ballast Water

Environmental Weed Demonstration and Management, Swan Avon Catchment

Restoration of Lake Canobolas Fish Habitat for Environmental and Recreational Improvement

Revegetation and weed control at Peter Murrell Reserves

Bounceback Flinders Ranges - Securing The Regional Gains

Restoration Strategies for Cape York Plant Communities threatened by sicklepod invasion

Funding of future research on Mundulla Yellows

Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Project

Community Action on Sea Spurge (Brochure and Workshop Program)

Ragwort and Horehound control on Deal island

Establishing a herbarium of the flora of Lord Howe Island

Kattang Nature Reserve - Bitou Bush Control Community Program

Culburra Beach Community Network Bitou Bush Control Program

Southern Shoalhaven Bitou Bush Eradication Program

Best Practice Seeding Following Control of Bitou Bush

Community Awareness - Bellingen Bitou Bush Control Strategy Implementation / Stage I

Coastal Corridor Feral Cat Control Program

Chalky Island African boxthorn eradication to protect significant seabird habitat

Restoration and Enhancement of Innes Park Foreshore Area

Preparation of a regional phytophthora dieback control plan for Victoria

Community-based Effective Management of Phytophthora cinnamomi in South Australia

Sabella - An Education Key For Community Monitoring Of Exotic Marine Pests

National introduced marine pests information system

Building emergency response skills for marine pest detection and response

Network of community groups for early detection of Caulerpa taxifolia infestations in the Shoalhaven region

Eradicating and preventing the spread of the invasive alga, Caulerpa taxifolia, in NSW

Minimising the impacts of the Northern Pacific Seastar in Australia

Controlling the Northern Pacific Seastar in Australia

Development of a community field guide to introduced marine pests for tropical Australia

Implementing fox control to protect key nesting sites for marine turtles on the central Queensland coast

Impact of Fox Baiting on Tiger Quoll Populations

ISF - Integrated vertebrate pest management on subantarctic Macquarie Island

Cummeragunja Sandhill Revegetation

Katarapko Island Habitat and Species Restoration Program

Rabbit warren ripping post RCD to enhance regeneration of Acacia carnei.

The Arid Recovery Project: Erection of a Rabbit Proof Fence

Feral Rabbit Control: Integrated pest management in the Witera/Calca area, South Australia

Post-RCD rabbit control to benefit threatened species in the Finke Bioregion

South West Rabbit Control Management Plan Phase 3

Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia

Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control

Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Years 1-2)

Eradication of Rabbits at Meelup Regional Park

Sustainable Orchard Soil and Weed Management - Stage 2

Integrated Weed Management for the Tamar Valley Northern Tasmania

Moving Towards Ecologically Based Pest Management in the Wimmera

Integration and Co-ordination of Weed and Pest Control

Demonstration of Ecologically Sustainable Management of Camels on Aboriginal and Pastoral Land

Western Australian Goldfields Weed Management Plan

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups

Mesquite - Integrated Management in the Northern Territory

Mesquite Surveying and Mapping Project

Bulloo River Floodplain Mesquite Management Program

Prevention of Mesquite Seed Spread by Stock and Feral Pigs

National Component Based Strategic Control of Mesquite

National Mesquite Communication and Awareness Campaign

Development of Best Practice for Roadside Control of Parthenium

Tailoring Management to Specific Landscapes

Prickly Acacia Eradication from the Northern Territory

Prickly Acacia Best Practice Management

Implementation of a National Buffer Zone

Chilean Needle Grass, ACT

Gorse Eradication in the Albany Region and the South West of WA

Helping the Community Control Chilean Needle Grass by Investigating New Herbicide Options for Control

Landscape Support - Weeds On Roadsides

Landscape Support - Weeds On Roadsides

Prevention of Further Spread of Serrated Tussock

Helping the Community Control Serrated Tussock by Investigating New Herbicide Options for its Control

Addressing Knowledge Gaps to Improve Effective Management of Blackberry in Australia

Riverine Red Gum Forest Blackberry Elimination

Introduction and Monitoring of Gorse Biological Control Agents Using Community Groups

Implementation of Gorse Control Strategy for Victoria

Strategic Control of Lantana - Southern NSW

The Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Strategic Serrated Tussock Management Project

Snowy River Shire Council Controlling Serrated Tussock Through Incentives

Strategic Community Based Control of Blackberry in Tasmania

Chilean Needle Grass (Nassella Neesiana): Raising Awareness, Determining Extent and Targeting Control

Implementation of Biological Control of Chilean Needle Grass and Serrated Tussock (Serrated Tussock Component)

Mt Lofty Regional Gorse Management Project Officer

Extension and Promotion (Lantana)

Collation and Demonstration of Best Practice (Lantana)

Biological control of Mimosa pigra and Integration with other control options

Creating community ownership for the establishment and redistribution of the Bitou bush moth (Tortrix sp)

Community involvement in the redistribution and monitoring of Bridal Creeper biocontrol agents

Protection of seabird habitat by eradication of Bridal Creeper, Lord Howe Island

Saving the biological diversity of SA's Southern Hills region from Bridal Creeper

Coordination of Bridal Creeper Control on Eyre Peninsula

Integrated control of Bridal Creeper on Aboriginal Lands in South Australia

Mapping Bridal Creeper and controlling Bridal Creeper in Nature Park

Volunteer groups tackling Bridal Creeper in conservation areas and reserves

Weed Warriors - a Community Awareness Program targeting Bridal Creeper

Protecting the Wimmera's Biodiversity through Bridal Creeper Management

Sustaining Natural Ecosystems - Bass Coast Integrated Bridal Creeper Control Program

Eradication of Bridal Creeper from Tasmania

Blackwood Valley Landcare - Beating the Bridal Creeper

Strategic Cabomba Control by Community Action

Aquatic Habitat Restoration after Cabomba Control

Eradication of Athel Pine from the Finke River

Tweed Coast Bitou Bush Control Strategy - Planning and Implementation

Coffs Harbour Dunal restoration/Bitou bush Control Programme

Mid-north Coast (NSW) `Volunteer worker' Pilot Project on Bitou bush control

Bitou bush - Turning back the tide with community action

Bitou bush and Boneseed Control in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney

Bitou Bush control in Cromwell Park Malabar

Management of Bitou Bush and Kurnell Dune forest on the Kurnell Peninsula

Far South Coast Bitou Bush Control

Mount Lofty Region Boneseed Control

Tasmanian Strategic Boneseed Program: Community Extension Biological Control

Wyvuri Swamp Esplanade Hymenachne Control/Eradication Program

Hymenachne control in the Lower Johnstone Basin

Protecting Remnant Vegetation in the Quairading Shire from Bridal Creeper invasion

Hymenachne control in the Cardwell Shire (Far North Queensland)

Hymenachne control in the Hinchinbrook Shire

Hymenachne control in Horseshoe and Pink Lily Lagoons

Clearing Hymenachne from Limestone Creek, North Rockhampton

Strategic onground control: Pond Apple eradication in the Mareeba Shire

Strategic onground control: Strategic control of Pond Apple in the Daintree River and Bailey Creek Catchments

Tumut-Adelong Region Black Willow Eradication Project

Lower Lachlan Willow Control

Utilising revegetation to shade out Hymenachne

Holly-leaved Senecio mapping and control program in Albany WA

Thunbergia laurifolia control in Rainforest Communities in Douglas Shire

Willow Control in Two Key Tributaries of the Gippsland Lakes

Bombala River and Delegate River Willow management project

Willow Control in the Buchan River Catchment

Research project to develop methods of containment of fragmented Alligator Weed following treatment

Grey box woodland rehabilitation in Sleeps Hill reserve

Regional Applications - Sydney Northwest Regional Weeds Committee

Bitou Bush Control and Restoration - Coomaditchie Wetland Lagoon

Bass Point Littoral Rainforest Protection Program

Control of Parkinsonia aculeata in the Sturt Creek catchment and Birrindudu lakes, Northern Territory

Barleria prionitis control in the Victoria River District, Northern Territory

Salvinia Control and Education - Protecting the Myall Lakes Waterways

Supplementary Feral Pig Trapper Trial.

2. Priority Weed Management through Community Involvement.

4. Feral Animal Control - rodents.

Assessment and Management of Introduced Marine Pests in Tasmania