Feral Or In Peril

Our UN award-winning Feral or in Peril Program is building an early warning network of recreational divers, anglers and boaters to help keep track of introduced marine pests that are a potential threat to the marine ecosystems, as well as local species that may be in danger of disappearing.

If you are in or around the sea, you can play a valuable role in helping to keep marine habitats healthy by being part of an early warning network: identify and report pest sightings, find new invasions and providing essential information about our native marine species.

Feral or In Peril Guide

This booklet provides details on how you can play a role in protecting our marine life for future generations.You can download it here (low res), or contact us for free copies.

Reporting Sightings

The best way to report sightings of Feral or In Peril species is via the online database. The online database also has more information including the Feral or in Peril online field guide.

Waterproof Identification Kits for anglers, boaters and divers

To aid recreational divers, anglers and boaters in identifying species of concern, the Feral or in Peril Programhas produced a kit that consists of four waterproof cards containing photos and basic information on how to spot these organisms. The slates are supplemented by an information booklet that goes into greater detail about the individual species and the program in general. The cards and booklet can be obtained FREE through dive, tackle and boat outlets or by contacting Steve Leske, Feral or in Peril Project Officer: [email protected]You can download the slates here:Feral Pest SpeciesNative Species of InterestSharks

Boat Owners Guide

The Boat Owners Guide is a simple, free booklet with practical advice to reduce your boat's running costs while looking after our coastal waters.It includes information on:

  • keeping your boat clean
  • reporting marine pests
  • marine litter
  • grey and black water disposal
  • safe beach launching
  • whale and dolphin regulations

You can download it here, or contact us for free copies.

Dragon Search 

Find an archive of the previous Dragon Search website here.

You can also download the booklet Seadragons & their Friends.

The UN award-winning Feral or in Peril Program is part of Reef Watch. The program started in 2002 and continues with support from:

  • Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board
  • Biosecurity SA
  • Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Boating Industry Association SA
  • Australian Government Caring for Our Country


Support us and get involved

Contact Conservation SA on (08) 8223 5155, [email protected], or at our offices at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

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