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Media release: Snake black market poses risk to humans and wildlife

The illegal reptile trade in Australia, including venomous snakes, could put our wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. University of Adelaide researchers, supported by the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, have developed a model of the likelihood of establishment of alien species of snakes and other reptiles if […]

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Media Release: Stowaway frogs being stopped by border security

An analysis of stowaway frogs coming into Australia has shown that strict biosecurity measures at borders and within the country are reducing the risk of introduction of new diseases by up to 50%. The alien frogs could potentially bring in diseases that could devastate local wildlife. The University of Adelaide researchers, supported by the Invasive […]

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The devil within: the risk of illegal pet reptiles

Australia is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, the threats of which are exacerbated by the illegal pet trade. Pablo Garcia Diaz talks us through the enormous biosecurity threat that is posed by the importation of illegal pet reptiles. The importation of exotic reptiles to Australia poses a threat to our biodiversity, the risks […]

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Pablo Garcia Diaz wins Student Prize

The Environment Institute congratulates PhD student, Pablo Garcia Diaz for winning the Student Prize for his presentation at the Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) 2015 conference in Queenstown, New Zealand recently. Pablo won over the judges with his 5-minute ‘speed talk’ presentation about his research into the preparedness of Australian border and post-border […]

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