Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats

11 Dec 2018
Feral donkeys
Feral donkeys in the Kimberley. Photo: Jaana Dielenberg.

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.

Lead researcher Stephen Kearney from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said Australia was rich in unique biodiversity, but has had a poor track record since European settlement.

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