Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework

The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework is the Victorian Government's approach to the management of existing and potential invasive species.

Under that framework, various modules outline management actions for each invasive plant and animal group.

Module 1 : Weeds and pest animals

The scope of this module encompasses mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and both terrestrial and freshwater plants.

Module 2 : Invasive marine pests (under development)

The scope of this module encompasses exotic invasive marine plants, marine algae, marine invertebrate animals and marine fish. It excludes non-fish marine vertebrate animals such as mammals (e.g. whales and seals), reptiles (e.g. sea snakes), amphibians and birds. These are included in Module 1. Module 2 also excludes diseases and pathogens of marine plants and animals.

Module 3 : Invasive freshwater fish and freshwater invertebrates (under development)

The scope of this module encompasses invasive freshwater fish and invasive freshwater invertebrate pests. Invasive freshwater plants and other freshwater vertebrates (such as turtles, amphibians and mammals), which are also freshwater biosecurity threats, are encompassed in Module 1.

Module 4: Invasive terrestrial invertebrates (under development)

The scope of this module encompasses terrestrial invertebrates, primarily insects, arachnids, crustaceans and earthworms.

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