Weeds, pest animals and ants

Pest plants and animals are species that occur beyond their natural range and have the potential to cause significant adverse economic, environmental and social impacts. Pest plants are often referred to as “weeds” and pest animals as “feral animals”.

Pest plants invade natural communities and can replace native plants and significantly change ecosystems.

Pest animals can have a major impact on native animals by predation, competition for food and by damaging ecosystems.

For more information and classifications about specific pest plants and animals follow these links:

Cat's Claw

(Cat’s Claw Creeper photo courtesy of Biosecurity Qld)