Queensland Weed Strategy

One of the most significant environmental challenges facing Queensland is to minimise the impact of those weeds that pose a serious threat to many of the State's ecosystems, and impose high annual costs on agricultural industries. Until European settlement, the natural barriers of oceans and deserts provided the isolation essential to the evolution of Queensland's unique species and ecosystems. In less than two centuries, these barriers have been rendered ineffective because of an increase in the global trade that enables weed species to travel vast distances. Invasion by alien species is now acknowledged as the second major threat to biological diversity after loss and degradation of habitat, and may be as damaging to native species and ecosystems on a global scale.

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