In Western Australia weeds pose a greater overall threat to biodiversity than salinity. The role of the Shire of Broome is to raise awareness, provide leadership and help co-ordinate local weed management programs.
A 2004 survey of the Broome Townsite identified 25 species of environmental weeds in this area. Environmental weeds are "plants that invade natural ecosystems and have a negative effect on the natural process resulting in a decline of biodiversity".
The Kimberley environment is a series of fragile ecosystems under threat from an increasing number of pest species. To protect this unique environment we all have a role to help reduce the impact of these weeds in the natural environment.
The brochures below identify the most common weed species and suggests control options to help protect the natural ecology and biodiversity of this special region.
For further information contact the Shire of Broome Parks and Gardens department on 9191 3456.