Initial survey data from the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program at Mount Peter has shown promising results.
Data collected at the 10 hectare site near Gordonvale, south of Cairns city, shows a significant reduction in yellow crazy ant presence between September/October 2016 and late September 2017.
The images below show the extent of the program’s progress at Mount Peter; red dots indicate the presence of the ants, while green dots show an absence.
These early results are encouraging, and the more updates will be made available as more progress is made.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority manages the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program to eradicate yellow crazy ant infestations in and adjacent to the World Heritage Area, in order to maintain the Area’s outstanding universal and heritage value.
It is anticipated the program may take up to ten years to successfully eradicate yellow crazy ants from the area.
If you think you have seen yellow crazy ants, please call the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Programme as soon as possible on (07) 4241 0525.