Introduced in the 1950's, buffel grass is rapidly spreading across Central Australia and beyond. Its dense growth chokes out native plants and causes damaging fires, making it the greatest invasive species threat to ecological and cultural values in the arid and semi-arid zone. Donate today to help us to protect threatened species in the arid lands.
Iconic Red Centre Is Turning Beige, And Burning
Buffel grass's unimpeded march across the iconic Red Centre's landscape threatens flora, fauna and people alike. Its higher fuel load promotes far hotter, larger and more frequent fires. Species such as the Slater's desert skink and the MacDonnell Ranges cycad are increasingly under threat. Buffel grass is one of the greatest contributors to these potential extinctions.
We are campaigning to get the Northern Territory government to confront the buffel crisis. This includes declaring buffel grass a class B weed in the Northern Territory, and federally recognising buffel as a Weed of National Significance and researching potential solutions, including biological controls. More funding for Buffel management is needed from both levels of government.
We are acting now to stop the spread of buffel grass across Central Australia
We are fighting for a strategic, coordinated and committed approach to protecting the arid lands' ecological and cultural values from its greatest invasive species threat. Help us by putting your name to our petition campaigning to get the Northern Territory Government to take action.