Scientists have described their race against time to save one of the Kimberley’s most important river systems from an invasive species notorious for devastating northern ecosystems.
- Conservationists are running programs to keep the ‘environmentally disastrous’ rubber vine under control across northern Australia
- An infestation near Lake Argyle was picked up during the pandemic, raising concerns about the river system, if workers weren’t able to eradicate it in time
- The infestation will now go into the program’s system and will be subject to regular monitoring
Rubber vine — which kills native flora and fauna, creating a monoculture wherever it takes hold — has identified throughout Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western…