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Controlling pest plants and animals

Adelaide is rich with native wildlife, but the pest species that have been introduced pose a threat to their survival. Green Adelaide is coordinating the management of invasive pests by working with landholders, government, businesses and the broader community.

As people have modified the natural environment over time, this has led to the decline of many native species, but also increases in a small number of species that have been able to take advantage of this changed environment. Unfortunately, some of these native species are now considered to be overabundant, and require as much attention and management as introduced species.

Managing the impact of pest species in metropolitan South Australia is vital. Not only do they impact our native plants and animals, but they also impact produce growers, farmers and the broader community. The responsibility for managing these pests is shared amongst all of us, and Green Adelaide is working to coordinate management actions, educational programs and collaborative partnerships to manage these invasive species.

More information

Keen to learn more about some of the most common species of pest animals and plants? Browse the links below for more information.

Pest animals

Take an in-depth look at these pest animals that have made themselves at home in the metropolitan South Australia.

Pest animals - Green Adelaide

Pest plants

Got some unwanted weeds growing in your garden? Learn more about the different types of weeds and how to control them.

Pest plants - Green Adelaide

Controlling pest plants and animals stories

Read about some of the activities and projects that have been undertaken to control pest plants and animals by Green Adelaide grant recipients.

Grant Recipients and stories

Cultural burning returns to Adelaide for the first time in 240 years

Cultural burning returns to Adelaide for the first time in 240 years - Green Adelaide
 

Helping the long-term survival of Adelaide’s old gum trees

Helping the long-term survival of Adelaide’s old gum trees - Green Adelaide
 

Local volunteer group tackle tough weeds in Aldinga

Local volunteer group tackle tough weeds in Aldinga - Green Adelaide
 

Students learn about birds, bees and butterflies at Athelstone School

Students learn about birds, bees and butterflies at Athelstone School - Green Adelaide
 

Protecting an iconic Kaurna shelter tree in Brownhill Creek/Wirraparinga

Protecting an iconic Kaurna shelter tree in Brownhill Creek/Wirraparinga - Green Adelaide
 

Beachside residents put green thumbs to work

Beachside residents put green thumbs to work - Green Adelaide
 
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