Dieback

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Who is leading the fight?

Use the pie chart below to connect to the major organisations fighting Phytophthora Dieback in Western Australia, or navigate around the site to find out more about this devastating disease.

The south-west of Western Australia is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots from around the world. The introduction of the devastating plant disease, Phytophthora Dieback, is arguably the greatest threat to the biodiversity of this globally important region. The disease is also a significant cost for many industries including mining, forestry, horticulture, nurseries, extractive industries, construction and eco-tourism.

Within infested areas Phytophthora Dieback acts like a Biological Bulldozer by killing dominant tree and understorey plant species. A number of rare native plants and animals are being driven to the brink of extinction due to the impact of Phytophthora Dieback within native plant communities. Currently the disease affects hundreds of thousands hectares of native bushland and forests within the south-west of the state.

We need you to help join in the fight to stop this Biological Bulldozer. Together we can protect our state's natural heritage for future generations to enjoy.


Latest News

04 Feb 2013
Phytophthora Dieback Awareness Workshop: Black-Cockatoos
Bird enthusiasts are invited to attend a Phytophthora Dieback Awareness Workshop at the Henderson Centre, North Beach, on Saturday 9th of March. This FREE workshop is open to anyone from Ornithologists to garden bird-watchers.
13 Nov 2006
Pathogens found in nursery stock imported into Western Australia
Davison et al. recently published a journal in Australasian Plant Pathology...

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