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News release
17 May 2016

How should we protect the things that matter on Kangaroo Island?

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island (NRKI) is currently revising its biosecurity strategy and would appreciate the community’s suggestions and comments.

KI NRM Board Presiding Member, Richard Trethewey, said Kangaroo Island is fortunate to be free of many of the pests and diseases found on the mainland.

“Our geographical isolation helps us in many ways but the increase in tourism, movement of people onto the island, new agricultural industries and impacts of feral species all pose threats to the island’s biosecurity status.

“It is important that we all work together to protect Kangaroo Island from new pests that could impact on our environment, agricultural production and our way of life.”

Biosecurity liaison officer, Andrew Triggs, said we need a biosecurity strategy that is contemporary and that clearly outlines what we are trying to achieve and how we intend to go about it.

NRKI would like the community to provide feedback and ideas to ensure the strategy effectively addresses the risks the community are concerned about.

“We also want to ensure the whole community can see how they can contribute to the island’s biosecurity effort, said Mr Triggs.

“In many ways this work is already being done by islanders. This process looks to recognise these efforts and ensure they are included in the strategy.”

You can view the draft strategy and provide comment at

A number of focus group workshops will also be held to gather sectoral feedback. For further details please contact NRKI (08) 8553 4444.

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