Tag Archives: pests

CISS welcomes the growing call for strategic feral pig management across Australia

With the growing risk of African Swine Fever entering Australia and decimating our $5 billion a year pork industry, the National Farmers’ Federation called on governments to act immediately to control Australia’s 24 million-strong feral pig population. If left uncontrolled and uncontained, feral pigs could be a major vector of this exotic disease, not currently…
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CISS takes on exciting new role in the Environment and Community Biosecurity space

The National Biosecurity Committee through the Environment and Invasives Committee (the NBCs sectoral committee responsible for environmental biosecurity oversight) has recently appointed our Centre to coordinate the implementation of the National Environment and Community Biosecurity Research Development and Extension Strategy, over the next two years. (more…)
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Finding the ‘needle in a haystack’ with new portable DNA device

A new smart-phone sized technology to quickly sequence DNA is being tested by University of Canberra researchers, through the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) and Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, for its early warning potential to detect invasive species. (more…)
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