Invasive Species Control

One of the biggest threats to Australia’s natural biodiversity and wildlife habitats is invasive species and the destruction they cause. Invasive species are plants and animals that have been introduced to a new area to the detriment of the locally native flora and fauna. Most of Australia’s invasive species come from over-seas but some invasives come from other parts of Australia. Invasive weeds can smother and out-compete native species, threatening entire ecosystems. whole creek systems and kill creek bank vegetation.  Wildlife lose their habitat and soil becomes loose and pollutes the water.  Invasive animals lack suitable predators, like foxes and cats who are at the top of the food chain, and cane toads who are highly toxic to native species. This enables them to multiply at an alarming rate and cause mass deaths of native species which leads to local extinction. Watergum’s Invasive Species Control Program empowers the general public to do something about this problem.  We provides the means for local communities to get into their backyards, farms and local parks and act directly to help manage and eradicate invasive species and help their local environment.

Cats Claw Creeper

We breed the Leaf mining jewel beetle (Hylaeogena jureceki) for Cats Claw Creeper control. Read more here!

Cane Toad Challenge

Help reduce cane toad numbers on the Gold Coast!

Coming soon

Watergum weed fact-sheets

Singapore daisy
Easter cassia
Cats claw
Blue billy goats weed
Madeira Vine
Wild Tobacco Tree
Cocos Palm
Umbrella Tree