Weed Control

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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.

Wildlife protected through this program

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Carpentarian Pseudantechinus

Pungalina-Seven Emu is the only mainland protected area in which the species occurs.

© Wayne Lawler/AWC

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

 AWC plays an important role in conserving the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in the central Flinders Ranges.


Western Quoll / Chuditch

AWC protects the Western Quoll at Paruna Sanctuary using a comprehensive feral predator control program.

Sanctuaries where this program is implemented

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Piccaninny Plains

Piccaninny Plains lies in the heart of Cape York Peninsula, a region of global significance for conservation. Covering almost 165,000...

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Northern Territory

Pungalina-Seven Emu

Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary protects an area of extraordinary conservation value, including 100km of the nationally significant Calvert River, and...

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Western Australia

Yampi Sound Training Area

The Yampi Sound Training Area is an area of outstanding conservation value, with the highlands having been virtually untouched for...

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