Controlling pest plants and animals

Adelaide is rich with wildlife, but the pest species introduced over time pose a threat to their survival.

Human activity has also led to the extinction of many plants and animals, so managing the impact of pest species is critical to the ongoing protection of vulnerable and endangered native species and restoring biodiversity.

The responsibility for managing pests is shared between landholders, government, commercial enterprises and the broader community. 

Green Adelaide will consider how management actions, educational programs and collaborative partnerships can best address the management of invasive species. 

It will oversee a pest animal and species strategy and provide grants to third parties to deliver on-ground outcomes. It will also undertake compliance-related activities in partnership with the Department for Environment and Water and the neighbouring landscape boards, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and local government.

More information

  • Find out more about pest animals in the Green Adelaide region. 
  • Learn about weeds in the Green Adelaide region.