“Money is limited in conservation, and it is important to know how best to spend it” - Dr Howard Wilson, on orangutan conservation efforts    

Citizens recruited to fight the weed invasion

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Australians have been urged to defend their native landscapes against an insidious invasion of slow-spreading weeds. A new study by Dr Joe Bennett from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and The University of Queensland reveals that exotic weeds that spread slowly and are unable to travel long distances can potentially cause just as much damage to native plants as fast-spreading weeds.

Full media release here

[Pictured: Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica)]