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An invasive animal is a non-native animal that has either escaped or been released into the natural environment and has established a self-sustaining population that survives independently of humans.
Unfortunately, once invasive animals become established in the wild it is difficult to eradicate them. Despite many years of effort and huge financial expenditure, no established invasive animals have been removed from the mainland of Australia. Invasive animals have contributed to a dramatic decline in native animal populations and in the worse case scenarios even extinction.
The main invasive animals of concern in Tweed Shire include:

These species have all had a major impact environmentally, socially or economically.

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