Invasive weeds displace or degrade habitat for wildlife across Australia. AWC is implementing practical and innovative weed control measures across our sanctuaries targeting a range of key weed species including Lantana, Parkinsonia, Callotropis, Gamba Grass and Grader Grass.
Number of weed plants treated on AWC sanctuaries (2017).
Area of weeds (hectares) treated by AWC (2017).
Kilometres of roadside treated for weeds by AWC (2017).
AWC implements a variety of weed control strategies across Australia. These strategies range from landscape-scale approaches using fire to address weeds such as lantana and rubber vine, through to intensive, site-specific programs for local invasive weed species. In 2013-14, AWC’s expertise in weed management was recognised by the Federal Government, who through their Biodiversity Fund, funded AWC to deliver an almost $1.5 million program to reduce the extent of invasive grasses and riparian weeds across several sites in three different states across Northern Australia.
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