Website constructed by Dean Goodgame of Kimberley Specialists
deangood@wn.com.au
This site and the Kimberley Toad Busters cane toad volunteer group was established by Kimberley Specialists www.kimberleyspecialists.com.au

The work of the Community group Kimberley Toad Busters has clearly shown that by community involvement in controlling cane toad population numbers in a given area you minimise the chance of native predators attacking and consuming a toad, which in turn reduces the number of native animals dying as a the direct impact of the cane toad. Keeping toad numbers (adult and all breeding cycles) under control also helps the smaller insect eating native predators such as frogs, smaller skinks and lizards by reducing food competition. With cane toads capable of eating around 200 insects a night, uncontrolled numbers of cane toads increases food competition very quickly so the loss of smaller native species (full extent yet unknown) is probably quite significant (KTB research is supporting this conclusion). Kimberley Toad Busters field based research activities are primarily focussed on understanding the impacts of cane toads on wildlife and on developing ways to manage these impacts.

Community involvement in reducing toad numbers at every phase of the breeding cycle is a critical element of managing and mitigating impacts of cane toads on native wildlife.

To listen to the call of the Cane Toad Click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the latest KTB news letter click here


To View descriptions and pictures of almost 500 Kimberley birds and animals click on the frog

Click on Flow chart to the right for an outline of Kimberley Toadbusters achievements in 2013

Click here for KTB,s
Threatened native species list

Click on map for a larger version of the cane toad front line map

Click here for Google Update on Cane Toad Front Line in the Kimberley

To view a brief history of the Kimberley Toadbuster's fight against the cane toad and involvement with the community click here

Yellow Spotted Monitor
90% Loss of Numbers
No Recovery since 2003 Kakadu
Blue Tongue Skink
100% Loss of Numbers Fogg Dam
Rainbow Bee Eater
30% Loss of Numbers in S.E. QLD
Brown Snake
NT Reports up to 90% loss of Numbers
Frill Necked Lizard
Up tp 100% Loss in Cane Toad Infected Areas of the Top End
 

"It is important to recognise that the pristine terrestrial and aquatic habitat systems of the Kimberley are already under threat. Current land care and resource management policies undertaken by land and resource managers have had a detrimental impact on Kimberley biodiversity. Most of our plant and animal biodiversity is in a fragile state. The impact of the cane toad, if allowed to happen, will literally destroy one of the last unique biodiversity wilderness frontiers in Australia," Lee Scott-Virtue. Kimberley Specialists in Research april 2005.